Burglary suspect arrested in Atwater

This morning at approximately 7:30 AM, Officers Robinson and Davis were dispatched to Banks Safety Service at 625 Atwater Boulevard to take a burglary report. The owner of the shop told officers that his video surveillance cameras, both inside and outside, had captured the responsible persons breaking an office window, unlocking the door and entering.

Officer Robinson located documentation inside of a green Toyota sedan that the two suspects arrived in but had left behind in the parking lot after the shop’s alarm activated. Upon Officer Robinson locating the name of the registered owner (Mohammad Nayl, 45 years) and subsequently contacting him by phone, Nayl told him that his car was left in Modesto last night at a bus stop. After he was told that his car was in Atwater, Nayl went to the Modesto Police Department to report his vehicle stolen. Atwater PD detectives were then requested to assist and were able to find both a California Driver’s License photo and a recent booking photo of Nayl out of Stanislaus County. Those photos were compared to the surveillance video and it was determined that one of the two suspects seen in that video was, in fact, Nayl.

Nayl later responded to the Atwater location under the guise of taking possession of his vehicle and was arrested upon his arrival. He refused to speak to investigators. Nayl was found to be on active probation out of Stanislaus County and has a lengthy criminal history. He was booked into Merced County Jail on burglary charges. The second subject seen in the video has not been identified.