Ceres Police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect who burglarized a home in the 3300 block of Puma Way which has been broken into at least three times over the past few months.
A surveillance image of the suspect was released by the department on Wednesday, one day after the latest burglary. Anyone who can identify the suspect is urged to contact Ceres Police Detective Trinidad Viramontes at 538-5730.
At 8:12 a.m. on Tuesday morning, August 20, officers responded to the residence regarding a possible burglary in progress. The homeowner called 9-1-1 dispatchers advising that he could see a man in his house through a remote video surveillance system. The owner was not at home at the time.
Patrol units arrived and Officer Christian Izquierdo heard the sound of glass breaking at the home. As they searched the area Officer Izquierdo noticed a Hispanic male wearing a black shirt and pants with a green hat walking northbound on Trina Lane and talking on his cell phone. Officer Izquierdo called out to the man and he took off running on foot. Officers canvassed the neighborhood and were unable to locate him. It is believed the suspect got a ride out of the area from an accomplice.
On Aug. 1 the same house was broken into and the owner was notified of the burglary. Police responded and arrested Dustin Robinson, 20, of Keyes for burglary. A second suspect got away on Aug. 1. Police are uncertain if they are the same man.