Police on Thursday released home surveillance video of three young gloved men inside a San Jose, California, home - checking out food in the fridge and even drinking from a carton of orange juice - during a burglary where they also allegedly ransacked the place and stole an undisclosed amount of property.
In a department statement, San Jose police said that the burglary took place about 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 17, in the 4000 block of Mia Circle just north of Branham Lane. The three-minute video released that was taken inside the home shows the young men calmly entering a spotless kitchen, rummaging through the refrigerator. At one point, one of the suspects chugs down OJ from the carton. He takes a swig that lasted 9 seconds. Armchair observers noted on social media that the young men took the care to prevent their fingerprints from appearing in the home, but that at least one of them didn't remember his DNA would be left all over the carton. "Idiots," is what one person wrote on Facebook.
The suspects are wearing white T-shirts, blue shorts and blue caps. They laugh with each other and appear very calm as they open cabinets and walk back-and-forth between the kitchen and the living room or den.
On Aug. 23, Santa Clara police arrested one of the three suspects, 21-year-old Everth Amador of San Jose, on suspicion of the burglary and other alleged crimes. Amador is the one in the video who is wearing glasses. He can be seen opening a box on the kitchen counter.
The other two suspects who remain at large and appear to be 18 and 22 years old. One of the two suspects has a tattoo on his right forearm.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Sgt. Montonye at (408) 277-4401. Anonymous tips can be made to Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867.