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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Monday November 19th, 2018 :: 06:07 p.m. PST


Auto Burglar Arrested After Using the Victim’s Credit Card Locally

San Mateo Police Department arrested an auto burglar after they were caught using the victim’s stolen credit cards within an hour of the crime.
On Sunday, November 18, at approximately 3:30 p.m., San Mateo Police dispatchers received a report of an auto burglary in the parking lot of 24 Hour Fitness at 93 Bovet Road. A SMPD community service Officer (C.S.O) contacted the victim and learned that a suspect shattered her car window and stole her purse, which contained various personal items including credit cards. The C.S.O asked the victim to monitor her credits cards for fraudulent activity as we investigated the incident. Within minutes, the victim started receiving notifications of credit card transactions occurring at numerous stores at the Hillsdale Shopping Center.
Our C.S.O relayed the information to patrol officers, who immediately responded to the shopping center. Officers reviewed security footage from a business that captured the suspect using the victim’s credit card to purchase goods and communicated the suspect description to other officers. The suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Jazmainn Small, was located in another store within the mall and was arrested. Further investigative work by our officers revealed evidence linking Small to the auto burglary at 24 Hour Fitness. Small was also determined to be on probation and had an active arrest warrant for identity theft. Stolen property belonging to the victim and burglary tools were discovered inside Small’s vehicle, which was located in the shopping center’s parking lot. 
As a reminder to our community and as the holidays quickly approach, we urge you to protect yourself by not leaving valuables in your vehicle. Burglars are more likely to target vehicles in which items are left in plain sight. If you must leave valuables in your vehicle, then secure them in your trunk before arriving at your destination.
If your vehicle is burglarized or if there are items stolen from it, we recommend you call SMPD immediately. If credit cards are stolen, closely monitor your credit card transactions and ask the credit card companies for purchase notifications. Auto burglaries occur within a matter of seconds, therefore if you see a suspicious vehicle or person, trust your instincts and contact SMPD immediately.
Jazmainn Sheree Small 22-year-old Oakland resident
Booked into San Mateo County Jail for Identity Theft, Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools, and a warrant.

San Mateo, CA Police Department
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San Mateo, CA 94403

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