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Preliminary hearing for 18-year-old burglary suspect

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CHULA VISTA (CNS) - An 18-year-old man accused of breaking into a Chula Vista home along with two 17-year-old boys as a teenage girl hid in a closet is scheduled to be at the South Bay Courthouse Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

Robin Sadik of El Cajon is charged with burglary, vehicle theft and receiving stolen property -- all felonies -- and a misdemeanor count of giving false information to police. If convicted, he faces up to seven years and four months in prison, according to the District Attorney's Office.

A judge will decide at the end of the preliminary hearing whether the prosecution has enough evidence to warrant ordering Sadik to stand trial.

The girl was home alone on Avenida Altamira shortly before 1 p.m. March 19 when she heard a knock at the front door and saw a stranger opening a window, Chula Vista police said. She called 911 as she heard people entering the home and hid in an upstairs closet,.

"Clearly frightened but remarkably composed, the caller remained on the phone with a dispatcher, providing additional information while the (burglars) were still inside and while officers were responding," Chula Vista police Capt. Gary Wedge said.

Sadik and two 17-year-old boys, whose names were withheld, allegedly were loading filched property into a nearby vehicle when police arrived minutes later. The girl identified the stolen items, and the three suspects were arrested, Wedge said.

The minors were taken to Juvenile Hall while Sadik was booked into the South Bay Detention Facility. His bail is set at $145,000, according to jail records.

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