This exaggerated San Mateo Police Department booking picture shows Jackie Gordon Wilson, an uber driver who was arrested for trying to break into the home of a passenger he had dropped off at San Francisco Airport and then burglary into a nearby home. (Photo: San Mateo Police Department)
California police arrested an uber driver who allegedly attempted to burglate Airbnb by passengers he had just dropped at the airport.
An hour after Jackie Gordon Wilson dropped his passengers off, doorbell surveillance cameras caught him returning to the home and trying to break in Thursday, according to San Mateo Police Department. After being disturbed by an alarm system, the police said Wilson was trapped on a camera that went into another home in the same neighborhood.
That house was ransacked and several things were missing, police said. Among the valuables stolen were heirlooms that relatives had saved from the Holocaust, according to one of the homeowners identified only by KGO television as Chana.
"For him there was just something to peasant off," she told the station. "For me, my grandmother was a reminder."
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The homeowners have submitted video of burglary online and the owner of the contact contacted their guests who identified the suspect as theirs Uber driver, according to KGO TV.
"We removed the driver's access to the app as soon as we were made aware of the allegations and are ready to help the police in their investigation," Andrew Hasbun, communications director at Uber, said in a statement.
Wilson was arrested the next day wearing the same clothes seen in the videos, and the police managed to recover some of the stolen properties. He was booked at San Mateo County Burglary Prison and Burglary Attempt.  "This case proves the benefits of a home security system, especially with video," police said in a statement. "Law enforcement solves several crimes thanks to surveillance cameras and license plate systems."
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