Two men were arrested in Palo Alto last week for trying to burglarize a market, police said Monday.
At around 2 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a burglar alarm activated at The Fresh Market at 2170 West Bayshore Road, according to Palo Alto police.
Arriving officers found an unlocked second-story door and entered the market, which was closed at the time.
The officers identified themselves and told anyone inside to come out, according to police.
One suspect, who was later identified as J. Robyn Welch, 52, of San Pablo, came outside and was detained without incident.
Further investigation led police to Welch’s Ford pickup, which was parked nearby on an on-ramp to northbound U.S. Highway 101 at Embarcadero Road.
A second suspect, James Carlson Goucher, 57, of Vallejo, was inside the truck, police said. Goucher was allegedly in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine, police said.
Both men were arrested and booked at Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary and conspiracy. Goucher was booked for an additional count of drug possession.
No one was injured during the course of the burglary and police believe the second-floor door was inadvertently left unlocked.
Police are investigating whether the suspects are connected to any other burglaries in the area.