Man arrested after six separate burglaries in senior living facility

Officers arrested a San Francisco man Tuesday suspected of secretly burglarizing members of a senior living apartment facility in San Mateo six separate times, police said.

Eric Gamboa, 37, was arrested at 6 p.m. Tuesday for six alleged counts of felony burglary and elder abuse. He is suspected of repeatedly using spare keys to access people's rooms while working as a maintenance employee at a senior living facility on Crystal Springs Road, according to police.

Investigating officers had met with senior building management who conducted their own investigation into Gamboa's conduct and became suspicious of him.

The building officials' investigations found that Gamboa had in fact used a spare key to enter one of the apartments in the building and steal property.

San Mateo police assumed responsibility for the investigation and determined that Gamboa was responsible for six separate burglaries where he used spare keys to steal jewelry, wristwatches, and cash from people's rooms.

San Mateo police will be conducting an extensive ongoing investigation into this incident in order to identify any and all remaining victims in this case.

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