Serial Burglar Alberto Uc was convicted for breaking into and attempting to break into local residences with the intent to steal property.
San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that her office secured a conviction of Alberto Uc (46) after trial by jury for breaking into and attempting to break into local residences with the intent to steal property on three separate occasions. The jury found Mr. Uc guilty on eight charges. He was convicted of two counts of residential burglary (PC 459), attempted residential burglary (PC 664/459 first degree), grand theft (PC 487(a)), vandalism (PC 594(b)(2)(A)), and three counts of possession of burglar tools (PC 466).
“The jury’s verdict delivers justice to the victims and holds Mr. Uc accountable,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “Serial burglars have a major impact on public safety as they have demonstrated that they will continue to engage in criminal activity until they are stopped and face consequences. The jury’s verdict sends a clear message that San Franciscans are fed up with this behavior and will not tolerate it anymore.”
On February 5, 2021, Mr. Uc was spotted breaking through an Inner Richmond resident’s garage door with a crowbar. After the resident called 911, San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) officers apprehended Mr. Uc within minutes and found an array of burglary tools on his person. Subsequently, Mr. Uc was made to wear an electronic monitor enabling the SFPD to track his location. On August 5, 2021, this monitor allowed officers to locate and apprehend Mr. Uc when he broke into a Laurel Heights apartment, repeatedly inspecting residents’ locked bicycles in the garage. As in February, officers found numerous burglary tools on Mr. Uc’s person. On December 9, 2022, Mr. Uc broke into a residential garage in the Marina district while the four family members who lived in the home slept upstairs. After entering the garage, Mr. Uc rode away on the residents’ electric bicycle. This activity was captured on surveillance video, enabling SFPD officers to locate and arrest Mr. Uc within an hour of the incident. Yet again, officers found burglary tools on Mr. Uc’s person.
The case against Mr. Uc was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jonah Ross with assistance from paralegals David Ma and Jen Java, paralegal trainee Ifeanyi Ebochie, and victim-witness advocates Sai Douangsawang and Amy Prado. Prosecutors were able to develop a strong case against Mr. Uc based on the outstanding investigative work performed by the SFPD’s Burglary Unit.
“I am grateful to the jury for their careful consideration of the evidence; to the San Francisco Police Department for their swift and thorough investigation of each incident; and to the victims of these crimes, whose compelling testimony ensured that Mr. Uc was held accountable for his conduct,” said Assistant District Attorney Jonah Ross.
Mr. Uc is currently in custody and faces more than 11 years in State Prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.
Court Numbers: 21001364, 21007696, 22014976