Man Accused Of Breaking Into SF Restaurant 4 Times To Steal Alcohol

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man was arrested after breaking into a San Francisco restaurant four separate times to steal alcohol, according to police.

John Fradet, 40, was arrested on Aug. 2 for the four burglaries of the same restaurant in the 500 block of Second Street in the city’s South Beach neighborhood, according to police.

The first three burglaries occurred between July 9 and July 23, and in each incident, a suspect smashed a window to break in to the restaurant and steal a large quantity of alcohol, police said.

On Aug. 2, police were conducting surveillance on the restaurant and saw a suspect break in. The suspect, later identified as Fradet, was arrested as he left the restaurant with more than $7,000 in alcohol, according to police.

Investigators then used surveillance video to link Fradet to the previous three burglaries. The total loss from the four burglaries is estimated at $33,000, police said.

Fradet, who was on active parole for burglary, was charged with commercial burglary and remains in custody, according to police.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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