Late Apple founder Steve Jobs' California home burglarized


A picture in remembrance of Steve Jobs, founder and former CEO of Apple Inc is pictured at an Apple Store, on October 6, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


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More than $60,000 in computers and other personal items have been stolen from the Northern California home of late Apple founder Steve Jobs.

The burglary was reported July 17, but an arrest was not made until recently, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

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Kariem McFarlin, of Alameda, California, was arrested Aug. 2 and has been charged with residential burglary and selling stolen property in the crime.

He remained jailed on a $500,000 bond pending an Aug. 20 court hearing, The Associated Press reported.

Details about the burglary were scarce. Santa Clara County prosecutor Tom Flattery wouldn't say whether the items from the Palo Alto home belonged to Jobs or another family member, although he did say McFarlin was likely unaware of the home's significance.

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"The best we can tell is it was totally random," Flattery told the Mercury News.

The house was surrounded by a temporary construction barrier in July. Work included replacing the outside stucco and trim on the home, as well as the installation of two electrical panels at a cost of more than $31,000, the International Business Times reported.

Jobs died last year at age 56 following a long battle with cancer.