A would-be burglar from Castro Valley was thwarted when an officer doing a routine patrol check noticed a broken window at a downtown Livermore business.
At around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Livermore Police Sgt. Jason Boberg spotted broken glass at the Radio Shack on 1518 First Street, near Orchard Supply Hardware and Safeway.
Boberg decided to check the area after several burglary reports this past month at Radio Shack stores in the Tri-Valley, Sgt. Erin Cole said.
Police then stop a man, identified later as 32-year-old Daniel Prescott of Castro Valley, standing nearby and developed probable cause to search him and his vehicle, Cole said.
"We found evidence giving reason to believe he was the one responsible for the broken glass and that it was his intent to burglarize the store," Cole said.
Police found empty, oversized duffle and carrying bags inside the suspect's vehicle, and later found that Prescott possessed directions to that particular Radio Shack store.
Wednesday's arrest follows a late Tuesday bust of a Nob Hill Foods robbery.