Burglary suspect arrested on Barnes & Noble roof in Glendale

A burglary suspect was arrested Monday on the roof of the Barnes & Noble in the Americana at Brand allegedly in possession of stolen electronics and other items from the bookstore, police said.

He also reportedly left behind his wallet inside the store, according to police.

At 6:45 a.m., San Jose resident David Rebollar, 21, entered the store through the rear delivery area and was caught on security cameras, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

An employee spotted the suspect and called police, who, upon searching the store, found Rebollar on the building’s roof, she said.

He had a basket with him reportedly carrying stolen notebooks, electronics and beverages worth a total of $337, Lightfoot said.

An investigation revealed that, during the early-morning hours, Rebollar entered an unlocked access door off an alleyway that led to a staircase leading to Barnes & Noble.

He left behind a wallet carrying identification on the store’s third floor that was later found by officers, Lightfoot said.

Rebollar was booked on suspicion of burglary and is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.


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