Palo Alto police arrested a woman Monday morning, Oct. 1, after a resident found her rummaging through his car in the 500 block of Fulton Street.
The woman, 30-year-old Abigail Lee of Santa Clara, was found with stolen property from three other victims in San Jose and Santa Clara.
Police recovered a credit card, a social security card, a gym membership card, and registration and insurance information.
Officers found a car key in the ignition of the vehicle Lee was in. It was one of more than 50 vehicle keys she had with her. Police stated in a press release that it is common for car thieves to carry that amount of keys in hopes that one of them will be able to defeat a vehicle lock.
Lee was booked in the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose for possession of stolen property and attempted vehicle theft, both felonies, and for possession of burglary tools and vehicle tampering, both misdemeanors.
Police stated there were no other thefts from cars reported in the area but that they are still investigating whether the crime is related to any others in Palo Alto.