Steve Jobs’ Palo Alto family home burgled

14 August, 2012 - Paul Dixon
Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home

The San Jose Mercury News reports that computers and personal items worth more than $60,000 (around £38,000) were stolen from the Palo Alto, California, family home of Steve Jobs last month.

Police have arrested 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin, of Alameda, California, in connection with the theft. It isn’t known whether the stolen items belonged to the late Apple co-founder, or a member of his family.

According to Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery, McFarlin was unlikely to have been aware of the significance of the property: “The best we can tell is it was totally random”.

McFarlin will return to court on the 20th of August to enter a plea. If found guilty, he could face a maximum prison sentence of seven years and eight months.

As seen in the photo above (courtesy of Forbes), The Jobs home has recently undergone significant renovations.

Update: The San Jose Mercury News has now posted a partial list of the stolen items, many of which belonged to the former Apple CEO.

[Via: Business Insider]

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