RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – A licensed real estate agent from Fontana was arrested for burglarizing a home and stealing a vehicle from the garage of the home.
On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at around 11:30 a.m. deputies responded to the 12400 block of Solaris Drive for the report of a vehicle that was stolen out of the open garage of the home. The resident had surveillance cameras, which captured the theft. While fleeing the scene, the suspect rammed through a locked gate at the condominium complex.
The suspect returned to the same home and entered into the locked garage and attempted to steal the victim’s motorcycle. The suspect was unable to steal the motorcycle. The victim posted the surveillance footage on social media and asked for the public’s he;p to identify the suspect. On January 10, 2019, the television news aired the video. The following day Rancho Cucamonga Detectives received a tip leading them to the positive identification of the suspect, Richard Chandroo, 42.
An arrest warrant for Chandroo was obtained and he was subsequently located and arrested in the City of Fontana on January 23, 2019. He was booked at the West Valley Detention Center for Residential Burglary, Grand Theft Auto, and Vandalism. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Due to Chandroo being a licensed real estate agent, authorities believe that he has access to numerous homes through his job and may be responsible for other thefts.
If anyone believes they have been victimized or has information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information at www.wetip.com.
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