$100,000 of stolen tools and firearms found in homeless bunker in San Jose

The San Jose Police Department said it discovered a bunker at a homeless encampment filled with $100,000 in stolen property, including firearms and construction equipment.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the incident and charged with burglary, police said Tuesday.

Officers discovered an underground bunker filled with multiple guns, ammunition and power tools, according to a San Jose police social media post. The site was initially discovered Monday near a homeless encampment near Coyote Creek and Wool Creek Drive in San Jose and was further investigated Tuesday.

Photos from the underground bunker show a branch-covered tunnel leading to a small bedroom lined with wooden panels, a sofa and a mattress. Stacks of power tools and hand tools can be seen in the photos.

“It certainly required construction and engineering skills,” police said in a Twitter post.

Police said they returned a total of $100,000 in stolen goods to their original owners, including the stolen firearms.

The building materials were returned to a local company, Sprig Electric, said Steve Aponte, a San Jose police spokesman.




Los Angeles Times

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