Man arrested after video shows him robbing home using a body bag and gurney in San Diego
CBS 8 San Diego
Published at : 03 Nov 2020
On August 31, 2020, San Diego Sheriff deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence in Spring Valley. A 60-year-old male victim was found by deputies deceased of natural causes in his home. The victim was transported to a mortuary by a contracted independent mortuary service.
On September 2, 2020, the victim's family called to report they discovered items, including a firearm and safe, missing from the residence.
n September 4, 2020, the victim's family reported that after reviewing surveillance video from the home, they discovered the house had been burglarized.
Upon review of the video, at approximately 11 p.m. on August 31, 2020, an unknown black male adult, later identified as Sammy Willie Gates arrived at the above address in a white utility van. Gates entered the home and exited shortly after with two bags filled with unknown stolen property. Gates then returned to the residence with a gurney and an empty body bag. He exited the residence with the gurney containing the body bag full of property.
Since his arrest, Detectives have identified five additional victims. If you have additional information regarding this investigation or believe you have knowledge of additional victims, please call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information and you will remain anonymous.