Burglars have broken into Steve Jobs’s family home in Northern California and stolen more than $60,000 worth of “computers and personal items.” 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin, of Alameda, has been arrested and charged with residential burglary and selling stolen property.
McFarlin remains in county jail on a $500,000 bail, and could face a prison sentence of seven years and eight months, including a one-year enhancement for “excessive taking of property” according to Silicon Valley Mercury News.
Police have given away little information about the burglary, and it’s unclear whether the property stolen belonged to Steve himself or a family member. Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery did reveal, however, that the burglary was supposedly a “totally random” one, and that McFarlin was unaware of the home’s owner.
Following Jobs’s passing in October last year, his Palo Alto home has been undergoing major renovations that have forced his family to vacate the property. It is believed that the entire roof will be replaced, and that changes will be made to the property’s roofline. It’s unclear whether Jobs’s family had moved back into the property before the burglary took place.