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* Two People Arrested on Suspicion of Several Storage Locker Burglaries in Colma

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Colma police earlier this week arrested a man and woman suspected of several storage locker burglaries in the area.  Joseph Matthew Dowd, 44, and Janette Azadian, 36, were arrested in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, police said. Colma police detectives determined that a vehicle used in a burglary at a storage facility in their city was located at Dowd’s residence in San Francisco. While conducting surveillance on the vehicle, Dowd and Azadian entered the car and drove away, according to police.

They were later stopped by police and taken into custody at a recycling center in San Francisco, where they had apparently gone to dispose of property taken in various burglaries, police said. Both Dowd and Azadian have since been charged with multiple counts of burglary and identity theft and admitted to being involved in burglaries in Colma, police said. Investigators also believe the pair are responsible for numerous burglaries in San Francisco and Daly City.

When she was arrested, Azadian was out on bail for similar crimes she allegedly committed in Southern California. She was also booked on outstanding warrants out of San Francisco. Police were able to recover about $5,000 in stolen property connected to the burglaries in Colma.

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