The Daily Journal Reports “Pawn Shop Helps Nab Burglars”

July 05, 2012, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

Five people, including three juveniles, were arrested for residential burglary in South San Francisco Tuesday after an alert pawn shop manager called police about his suspicions items the group was trying to sell were stolen.

The crime began at approximately 1:22 p.m. July 3 when South San Francisco police responded to a report of a residential burglary on the first block of Estate Court. There, police found evidence the three juveniles entered the residence through an unlocked rear kitchen window and stole several items including jewelry and coins worth about $25,000, according to police.

The three juveniles then met up with two adults, Andres Hernandez, 30, and Xavier Johnson, 18, who took the merchandise to a local pawn shop, according to police.