Video helps nab car burglar |

Video helps nab car burglar

Gregory Crofton

Raley’s vouchers reportedly stolen from a car led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man from South Lake Tahoe on suspicion of possession of stolen property.

Paul Lowe was booked Wednesday at 4 p.m. after a surveillance camera recorded him using the stolen vouchers at the grocery store.

Investigators identified Lowe from the tape and that led deputies to a residence on C Street, said El Dorado County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Stroot.

They searched Lowe’s room and found property allegedly stolen from cars.

“It was a lot of small items, CDs, sunglasses, flashlights; nothing of substantial value but put together it adds up,” Stroot said. “This person’s M.O. was walking the streets at night and entering unlocked vehicles and taking whatever was available to him, but as far as we know there was no forced entry.”

Stroot said he believes the recovered property is related to eight car burglaries in the county during the last two weeks.

Lowe’s bail was set at $10,000.

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