Two people were arrested Tuesday morning after a San Mateo resident awoke to the sound of his car alarm and watched a duo burglarize his car, police said.The resident, who lives in the 1600 block of East Third Avenue, woke up when his car alarm sounded at about 3:50 a.m., police said.The man looked outside and saw the two suspects, later identified by police as Dominique Hoskins and Thomas Johnson, both 22, rummaging through the car. They had apparently smashed a window to get inside, police said. The resident called police but stayed back and watched as the suspects took items from the car, police said.When officers arrived about two minutes later, they checked the area and found two people who matched the description the resident had given.The suspects had items on them that had been taken from the car, police said. They were arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and conspiracy. The San Mateo Police Department is reminding residents to always lock their cars, remove valuables and try to park in well-lit areas.
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