Suspected cat burglar busted

Police arrested a suspected burglar who broke into an occupied apartment in the North of the Panhandle district Monday morning.

A woman asleep in the apartment in the 600 block of Central Avenue said she at first thought her cat was playing with a curtain around 9:30 a.m. But she realized it was a burglar after she watched her bedroom door open and then shut, police said.

“She saw a man’s arm pushing the door shut and heard someone running from the apartment,” police said.

The burglar may have broken into the apartment through an unlocked bathroom window, police said.

Cops made an arrest in the same neighborhood hours later.

They found a 35-year-old Tenderloin man in possession of a similar computer, then questioned and released him. Two officers later learned the man was wanted for a probation violation, so they arrested him at his residence in the 400 block of Eddy Street.

The cops seized the laptop as evidence and charged him with heroin possession, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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