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* Alleged Home Intruder Shot by Victim in Foster City

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A San Mateo man was shot during a reported break-in at a Foster City home Sunday morning, according to police. Residents in the home on the 600 block of Crane Avenue called 911 shortly before 4:30 a.m. to report that someone was trying to break in, Capt.Jon Froomin said.

As officers arrived on the scene, they heard gunshots. Inside, they found the residents and a single suspect, who had been shot. The suspect, a 24-year-old San Mateo man, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. A search of the area was conducted to determine if other suspects were involved, but Froomin said police are now confident that the suspect was alone. An investigation into the incident is underway.

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Walnut Creek police have arrested three Southern California men in connection with a series of fraudulent credit card purchases at Nordstrom stores all over the state. Police were called to the Nordstrom at 1200 Broadway Plaza Saturday around 4:15 p.m. by store officials who reported several suspects using fraudulent credit cards to buy gift cards, police said. The three men were spotted in a van in the Nordstrom parking lot and taken into custody.

Nordstrom security identified the suspects and told police they were also suspected of numerous other frauds at Nordstrom stores in other parts of California. A search of the suspects and van turned up more than $10,000 worth of gift cards and credit cards belonging to other people.

Police arrested Xianglong Cao, 30, of Monterey Park, Calif., Jarmar Taiwan Bethea, 29, of Los Angeles, and Joseph Velner Quinney, 34, of Compton, Calif. All three were held on suspicion of burglary, forgery and conspiracy, and bail is set at $70,000 each. Anyone with more information on this incident is asked to call Walnut Creek police at (925) 943-5844.

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