Man posed as a food delivery driver before burglarizing a string of homes in Irvine, police say

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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A man posing as a food delivery driver was arrested this week on suspicion of committing a string of residential burglaries in Irvine, police said.

Monrovia resident Marcus Allen Corner, 37, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the crimes, which took place at the west end of the city, Irvine police said in a social media post.

Surveillance camera screenshot of Marcus Allen Corner, who was arrested on suspicion of committing numerous residential burglaries in Irvine.

(Irvine Police Dept.)

Corner allegedly would carry a food bag while he staked out homes, police said. He was seen in one surveillance video carrying a Starbucks bag with a receipt on it, authorities said.

This allowed him to look for unlocked doors and windows in homes while giving “him the appearance he’s delivering something so it allows him to wander around,” police said.

Corner was booked into Orange County Jail on burglary charges with bail enhancements; detectives are communicating with other law enforcement agencies to look into whether Corner is connected to cases in their regions.

Kyle Oldoerp of the Irvine Police Department told City News Service that Corner is suspected of burglarizing condos and town houses throughout Irvine since November. He was also connected through video surveillance footage with four break-ins.

Authorities have advised residents to make sure their doors and windows are locked before leaving their homes and to install security cameras.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.