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* Juan Zepeda Arrested for Alleged Auto Burglary El Camino Real in South San Francisco

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A South San Francisco man was arrested on suspicion of auto burglary on Saturday afternoon after leading police on a chase, South San Francisco police said. Juan Zepeda, 30, was arrested after police responded to reports at about 1:40 p.m. that a car owner had found a man in his vehicle attempting to steal his satellite radio system, police said. The car was parked in front of a Walgreens pharmacy at 399 El Camino Real. Zepeda allegedly reached inside the car’s open window and unlocked the door, police said.  Police said the owner confronted Zepeda, whom he found sitting in the driver’s seat, and Zepeda ran into a nearby apartment building at 144 Country Club Drive. Officers found Zepeda in the back of the building but he allegedly fled again and led police on a brief chase before they detained him, police said. The victim identified Zepeda as the man he’d found in his car and police discovered tools commonly used by burglars in Zepeda’s possession, police said.

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