San Jose police seeking trio suspected of burglarizing home

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a trio suspected of burglarizing an East San Jose home in September, police said Monday.

At 12:35 p.m. on Sept. 23, a home on Mantis Drive near Ruby Avenue was burglarized, according to police.

The suspects forced entry into the house through a side garage entrance and took an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry, police said.

A newer model red SUV with tinted windows, possibly a Jeep, was seen circling the area. Three suspects were seen on surveillance video, with a possible fourth suspect as a driver, according to police.

The first suspect is described as a black male in his teens to early 20s with a thin to medium build and dark complexion. He was wearing a blue hat with white writing and a lighter color flat bill, a dark blue sweatshirt or shirt with a multi-color design on top, baggy jeans and shoes with red laces, police said.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late teens to early 20s with a medium complexion, dark hair and a dark mustache.

He was wearing a light and dark blue sweatshirt with the word "staple" in white letters and the number 75 on the back, light jeans and dark shoes.

Police described the third suspect as a black male in his late teens to early 20s with a dark complexion and heavy build. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a pocket pouch in front, jeans, red boxers and blue and white shoes.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Mike Montonye at (408) 277-4401. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (408) 947-7867.
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