Police Arrest Burglary Suspect After Resident Catches Him on Camera

The suspect was caught on a resident's home video surveillance camera after breaking into a home on Lyons Street.

Thanks to a Redwood City resident's home video surveillance camera, police were able to positively identify and arrested a suspect who burglarized a home in the 1100 block of Lyons Street in August.

On Thursday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m,. a resident in the 1100 block of Lyons Street reported that his residence had been burglarized. The resident had installed a video surveillance system in his home, and provided the police with a video of the suspect that burglarized his residence. The video clearly showed the suspect knocking on the front door prior to entering the residence through a back door. 

The video surveillance was released to the public and other law enforcement agencies in an attempt to identify the suspect.

Based on a tip from a citizen that viewed the video, a possible suspect was identified.

This week, the suspect was positively identified as 22-year-old Ludwig Garcia-Amaya of Menlo Park. Garcia-Amaya was arrested on Oct. 11 by Redwood City Police detectives for an outstanding parole warrant.

Garcia-Amaya is in custody and police say an arrest warrant will be sought to charge him with residential burglary. 

Anyone with information regarding this residential burglary is asked to contact RCPD Detective David Stahler at 650-780-7620.


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Jermaine C. October 17, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Great news! This makes at least three burglary arrests in the past couple weeks due to homeowners being on alert. I decided to install a video camera in my home after my neighbor's home was burglarized a couple months ago. This has certainly been a harsh year for residential burglaries in Redwood City, but it sounds like some progress is finally being made. Stay alert everyone.
Parenting by Adoption October 17, 2012 at 11:40 PM
One less criminal on the streets! As a resident of Redwood City for the past 15 years, the increase in crime has been disheartening to say the least. Glad to read that through the video and using the power of the Internet this burglar was arrested. Good work Redwood City Police Department


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