A 28-year-old Union City man charged with robbery for allegedly stealing a barbecue smoker and trailer from Bianchini Market in San Carlos in May 2019 and attempting to sell the smoker for $ 3,000 did not disputed Tuesday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
According to prosecutors, Justin Chamizo allegedly worked with two other people to hook the smoker to his Ford F-150 truck at the San Carlos grocery store and leave with him around 4:30 a.m. on May 11.
On Tuesday, he made a clear plea of ââgrand theft criminal subject to 90 days in county jail, two years of supervised probation and a suspended jail sentence until Dec. 18.
CCTV shows two men examining and then stealing kitchen equipment, and investigators could have obtained the truck’s license plate number with a license plate reader. An advertisement on the OfferUp app to sell the smoker valued at $ 5,200 for $ 3,000 indicated that the smoker was at Chamizo’s address in Union City, but was found parked in the driveway. ‘an Oakland residence, according to prosecutors.
Chamizo’s phone number was also reportedly listed on the OfferUp ad, and several text messages discussing the smoker’s sale were found on his phone, prosecutors said.
He is out on $ 50,000 bail, prosecutors said.