Three San Francisco men who were pulled over near Mill Valley face several felony charges related to a rash of auto burglaries Tuesday in Novato shopping center parking lots, Novato police said.
A reported burglary at 3:30 p.m. prompted a response from several officers to a spot near the Old Navy store at the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, Lt. Jennifer Welch said Wednesday. A witness provided a description of the suspects' vehicle, and it matched what was seen in previous burglaries elsewhere in the shopping center and at Hamilton Marketplace, a few miles to the south of Vintage Oaks.
A Marin County Sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle on southbound Highway 101 and made a traffic stop near Mill Valley. The men inside were identified as the suspects and arrested.
Those arrested were: Baxter Demaree Bradley, 20; Kevin LaMarr Lewis Jr., 22; and Anthony Galasi, 22. They face charges of auto burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of stolen property.
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