San Bernardino Burglar Identified as Rapist

San Bernardino Burglar Identified as Rapist
Posted on Jul 05, 2022
Anthony Andrew Cifuentes

On February 22, 2022, Anthony Andrew Cifuentes (31 years old) was caught on an interior surveillance camera after breaking into a residence and committing a burglary. This case was particularly alarming because Cifuentes stood over the victims and stared at them as they slept. Through diligent investigative efforts, Cifuentes was identified and was ultimately arrested on April 11, 2022. At the time of his arrest a social media post was disseminated, however his identity was withheld because he was suspected of committing additional crimes in the San Bernardino area.

Since that time, San Bernardino Police Department detectives have obtained DNA evidence linking Cifuentes to a sexual assault case that occurred in San Bernardino on February 15, 2022. During this incident, Cifuentes gained entry into the victim’s residence by forcing open a kitchen window, and sexually assaulted her as she slept in her bed.

Investigators authored a search warrant for Cifuentes’ residence and during the search evidence was located linking him to the residential burglary and sexual assault.

Both cases were presented to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office and after review, Cifuentes has been charged with Rape, Assault with intent to Commit Rape, and 2 counts of Burglary. If found guilty on all charges, Cifuentes could face a sentence of life in prison.

Investigators believe that there could be additional victims and are urging them to come forward and file a police report. Anyone who has information regarding these incidents are asked to contact Detective W. Porch at 909-384-5640 / [email protected] or Detective J. Stack at 909-384-5647 / [email protected]