Alleged burglar arrested in Pasadena

PASADENA — Police arrested a burglary suspect Tuesday after a Pasadena man reported he was acting suspiciously in front of his home, police said.
Randal Ruiz, a 44-year-old transient, was booked on suspicion of burglary and a parole violation, Pasadena police Lt. Keith Jones said.
A resident of the 2300 block of Woodlyn Road noticed his doorknob was jiggling about 9:40 a.m., the lieutenant said.
The resident looked through a glass partition in his door and saw Ruiz standing there, he said. When the resident asked what he was doing, Ruiz jumped onto a bicycle on rode away.
Thinking the behavior suspicious, Jones said, the resident called police and have them a description of the man.
After finding Ruiz riding a bike in the area, he added, officials discovered he was carrying a laptop computer officials believe may have been stolen in an Altadena burglary earlier that day, as well as a backpack full of burglary tools such as bolt cutters, screwdrivers and a flashlight.
Ruiz was then arrested, officials said.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Ruiz was being held in the Pasadena Police Department jail. No information was available regarding his initial court appearance.

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