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Alleged Repeat Offender Dubbed the “Rooftop Burglar” Busted Once Again

Alleged Repeat Offender Dubbed the “Rooftop Burglar” Busted Once Again

Alleged Repeat Offender Dubbed the “Rooftop Burglar” Busted Once Again

Alleged Repeat Offender Dubbed the “Rooftop Burglar” Busted Once Again

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Watsonville Police Department Press Release

An alleged repeat offender dubbed the “rooftop burglar” has been arrested once again.

Fermin Sanchez, 33, is a known serial burglar who breaks into businesses (yup, you guessed it) through rooftops.

During his last stint, our K-9 Axel found him hiding on the 2nd floor of Cabrillo College. Here’s surveillance footage of Sanchez crawling up the side of the building before making his way to the roof. Our officers were dispatched there for a burglar alarm activation in the early hours of August 25.

Prior to his arrest, detectives had been looking for Sanchez after linking him to another rooftop burglary at Salud para la Gente that occurred earlier in the month.

Sanchez has been charged for both commercial burglaries and remains in the county jail.

In February of last year, WPD officers arrested Sanchez for committing at least 5 rooftop burglaries during the course of a month.

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