Willy San, a 26-year-old Long Beach man, pleaded guilty on Thursday and was immediately sentenced to 14 years in prison for 14 burglaries and two attempted break-ins from late April through May 2016 in Irvine’s Woodbury neighborhood, according to the O.C. Register.
San’s first burglary that he was charged with was committed on April 28, 2016, and the final break-in was on May 27, 2016. San also accepted sentencing enhancements for aggravated white-collar crime that ranged between $100,000 to $500,000.
San got busted when he knocked on the door of an Irvine residence on May 13, 2016. The woman who lived there became suspicious and called the Irvine police.
A nearby neighbor of this woman, who lived two doors away from her, also called the police when she saw a suspect jump into her backyard over a side gate. That woman shouted at the man. He jumped back over the gate and fled in a vehicle.
However that neighbor wrote down the suspect’s license plate number. That eventually led the police to San.