Police make arrest in Chinatown home invasion burglary

Courtesy of SFPDFred Jones

Police have made an arrest in connection with the home invasion burglary of a 92-year-old woman's Chinatown residence.

Fred Jones, 46, of San Francisco was arrested and booked on felony charges of burglary in the first degree, robbery and elder abuse, along with parole and probation violations, Officer Grace Gatpandan said in a statement Wednesday.

Jones is accused of entering the victim's apartment in the 700 block of Broadway about 4 p.m. April 5 and rummaging through drawers in the living room, Gatpandan said.

The victim was in the bathroom when the burglar entered the apartment. When she confronted him, Jones allegedly grabbed her wallet, which was in her shirt pocket. The victim tried to prevent him from taking the wallet, but Jones reportedly tore the pocket and pulled off the victim's shirt before fleeing with the wallet.

Surveillance video in the apartment building captured images of the suspect, who investigator knew from previous incidents, Gatpandan said.

Later on the day of the burglary, Jones was arrested at Market and Cyril Magnin streets, reportedly wearing the same clothes as at the time of the burglary.

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