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San Francisco, CA – San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced today that her office secured a conviction of Jaylyn Jackson (29), of Daly City, after a trial by jury for second-degree burglary (PC 459), vandalism (PC 594(b)(1)), and attempted grand theft (PC 664/ 487(a)).

“I would like to thank the jury for their service in this trial,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “The jury’s verdict in this case ensures there is accountability and sends a message that commercial burglaries will not be tolerated. Prolific thieves have an outsized impact on small businesses and neighborhoods that can lead to businesses closing. We must do everything we can to protect our businesses and neighborhoods.”

According to testimony and other evidence presented at trial, on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at around 5:15 in the afternoon Mr. Jackson ripped open the doors of Aurora Innovation at 85 Bluxome Street and then proceeded to ransack each floor of the building. He was captured on surveillance video taking multiple employee laptops along with other electronic equipment and putting them in a backpack he had stolen from an employee’s desk. He broke at least four secured doors as he made his way through the building. It is estimated that he caused over $4,000 in damage to the premises and attempted to steal several laptops, estimated to each be worth more than $1,000. Police were called after security observed Mr. Jackson on a live feed. When officers entered the building Mr. Jackson wedged himself behind a planter box on the fifth floor in an attempt to conceal himself from the police; however, he was ultimately found and arrested.

The case against Mr. Jackson was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Samantha Persaud, with assistance from District Attorney Investigator Lieutenant Glen Pon, paralegal Sara Wong and IT support from Ada Yu and Noaeh Pinaire. Prosecutors were able to put on a strong case thanks to the dedication of officers and staff from the San Francisco Police Department’s Southern Station.

“I appreciate the jury’s thoughtfulness on each count, and for their commitment to holding Mr. Jackson accountable for his brazen actions,” said Assistant District Attorney Samantha Persaud. “Commercial burglaries violate the sense of security employees feel in their place of work, and will not be tolerated in San Francisco.”

Mr. Jackson is currently in custody pending sentencing. He faces four years in custody for his crimes. Sentencing is scheduled for March 4, 2024.

Court Number: 23016963