PD: Phoenix burglar returns to steal a car, but homeowner is watching

Posted at 1:06 PM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 21:30:46-04

Phoenix police say a burglar returned to the scene of a crime after a week to steal the same victim’s car. This time the victim was watching.

Police say on May 31 a man later identified as 18-year-old Reynaldo Steven Arbizu JR., burglarized a home. A week later, police say, Arbizu returned to the same home and used the key fob he stole before to open the door of a 2016 Ford Focus parked in the driveway.

As he and his accomplice attempted to start the car, the victim, who was watching on his home surveillance system, activated the car's alarm and the two fled.

Police watched the video taken by the victim and were able to identify Arbizu from previous contacts.

Arbizu was arrested three days later at his home near 69th Avenue and Indian School Road.

He has been charged with attempted car theft.