Steve Jobs' Home Robbed: Kariem McFarlin arrested for allegedly stealing $60,000 worth of computers

Steve Jobs Justin Sullivan/Getty Images via CBS San Francisco

Steve Jobs
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(CBS/AP) PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A 35-year-old man has been charged with allegedly stealing more than $60,000 worth of computers and other items from the Palo Alto home of the late Steve Jobs, reports CBS San Francisco.

Kariem McFarlin, 35, was arrested and charged with residential burglary and selling stolen property. He remained jailed with bail set at $500,000 pending an Aug. 20 court hearing.

Santa Clara County deputy district attorney Scott Tsui said that McFarlin likely didn't know who the home belonged to and that "it's a pretty standard burglary case."

"I'd imagine the suspect eventually realized whose house he was in, but outside, it was just another house in Palo Alto," Tsui said.

Palo Alto police reported a jump in residential burglaries in 2012, more than 100 in six months.

Santa Clara County prosecutor Tom Flattery wouldn't say if the items taken from the Palo Alto home on July 17 belonged to Jobs or another family member. The house was surrounded by a temporary construction barrier in July.

The co-founder of Apple Inc. died last year at the age of 56.


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