Police have identified six more alleged burglars in a brazen December burglary at the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto, but are still looking the last suspect who remains on the loose.
The Dec. 4 burglary happened around 4:30 a.m. when the group rammed a 2016 Kia Soul into the store at 340 University Ave. Witnesses called police dispatch reporting multiple suspects running away from the area.
The crash shattered a 40-foot-tall panel glass window at the front of the store, though part of it still stood in place. Video from the business's surveillance system showed eight to 10 suspects leaving through a hole in the glass with a substantial amount of items, but police haven't released the footage.
Officers are still looking for 19-year-old Reginald Ayala of Oakland and have secured a $500,000 felony warrant for him in the burglary.
Four of the suspects were quickly found when officers searched the area after the theft and arrested them on suspicion of burglary, vandalism and conspiracy. They were identified as a 16-year-old Oakland boy, 18-year-old Erica Jaynisha White of Oakland, 19-year-old Shaquin K. Ferguson and 18-year-old Armonie Pugh of Oakland, who initially told police he was 17 years old.
In the following three weeks, officers identified six other suspects. On Dec. 29, 20-year-old Oakland men Lonnell Turner and Robert Carter were arrested separately. A 17-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl from Oakland were arrested in separate instances in late December. The boy is still being held at Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall while the girl was released to her parents' custody, police said.
Another 17-year-old Oakland boy was arrested by Newport Beach police on Feb. 22 and taken to Alameda County Juvenile Hall, where he's facing unrelated charges, according to police.
Detectives continue to investigate the December burglary and are looking into whether it's related to others at Bay Area Apple stores. The suspects may be connected to an Oakland criminal street gang, but police aren't naming the group to avoid bringing them attention.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call the Police Department's dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the department's free mobile app, downloadable at www.bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or www.bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.