LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a convicted sex offender for allegedly attempting to break into vehicles along the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu.

A witness called authorities Saturday afternoon to report suspicious activity along PCH near Mulholland Drive.

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Deputies arrested 33-year-old Israel Padilla, of Oxnard.

Investigators say they found a cache of stolen items inside Padilla’s SUV and recovered more than 100 laptops, cell phones, car keys and tablets.

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Additionally, Padilla was found to be in possession of several tools and gloves, commonly used in the commission of burglaries, they said.

A LASD spokesperson says Padilla is an active parolee for burglary, having been released from state prison in April. He is also a registered sex offender from a 2004 arrest in Ventura County.

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He is currently facing numerous felony charges stemming from this burglary incident, as well as a parole violation hold, according to the spokesperson.