Following an investigation into a rash of auto burglaries plaguing San Francisco’s Marina District, San Francisco police arrested a 22-year-old serial auto burglary suspect on Tuesday morning.
San Francisco resident Edwin Tobie was taken into custody and arrested around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said Tobie is affiliated with a San Francisco street gang and booked him into San Francisco County Jail.
On Tuesday morning members of the police department’s Northern Station Street Crimes Unit and the department’s Special Investigations Division and Tactical Unit, served a search warrant at a residence in the unit block of Addison Street in the city’s Glen Park neighborhood.
During the search, officers seized evidence including a Smith & Wesson handgun, burglary tools, foreign currency and over $13,000 in U.S. currency.
Tobie is charged with multiple counts of auto burglary, possession of stolen property, and weapons violations including being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm while on probation, according to police.
San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr commended the officers “for their diligent work in taking both a convicted felon and a firearm off our streets.”
San Francisco police have not said just how many auto burglaries Tobie is suspected to have carried out.
Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News