News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 08/04/2008
Subject :

Attempted Auto Burglar Caught
Contact : Agent Rich Bullerjahn    650-329-2413
Palo Alto, CA -- At approximately 12:34 a.m., on August 4, 2008, Palo Alto police responded to a report of an interrupted auto burglary at the Shell gas station at 101 Lytton Ave. The witness gave police a description of the suspect who fled on foot East on Lytton Avenue

As officers entered the area, a male who matched the description given by the witness, was stopped at the corner of Lytton Avenue and Emerson Street, less than a minute after the call came out. The witness positively identified Kendrick Dorice Roby Jr. as the suspect. Roby is 20 years old and lives in Menlo Park. Roby was also found in possession of stolen property from a case from another jurisdiction.  

Roby was booked into the San Jose main jail on charges of Vehicle Tampering and Possession of Stolen Property.