More than $60,000 dollars have been stolen from the home of the late Steve Jobs.
The San Jose Mercury News reports 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin, of Amaeda, has been arrested and charded with resident burglary and selling stolen property. He remains jailed with bail set at $500,000 pending an Aug. 20 court hearing.
Santa Clara County prosecutor Tom Flattery won't say if the items taken from the Palo Alto home on July 17 belonged to Jobs or another family member. The house was surrounded by a temporary construction barrier in July.
The co-founder of Apple Inc. died last year at the age of 56.
Flattery declined to clarify whether the items stolen had belonged to the late Jobs or to his family members living there, the AP reports. Separately, the Jobs' family home had been undergoing renovations since July, and though no connection between the construction and the robbery has been made by law enforcement or prosecutors familiar with the case, speculation has followed. As MacRumors explained:
The best we can tell is it was totally random," Flattery said, according to the Mercury News.
Flattery says McFarlin was like unaware of the home's significance, which has made the single instance of burglary national news.
According to The San Jose Mercury News, there has been an increase in burglaries in Palo Alto. Police in the city have recently launched a campaign called "Lock it or Lose it" hoping to encourage Palo Alto residents to be secure of their valuables.
Police have made no connection between Samsung and McFarlin.