News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Residential Burglary Suspects Caught on Camera, Remain at Large
Contact : Zach Perron, Lieutenant, Police Department    650-329-2413
Palo Alto, CA – Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man and woman who were captured by surveillance cameras as they committed a daytime residential burglary.

On Friday, November 18, 2016, at about 1:00 p.m., our 24-hour dispatch center received a call of a burglary that had occurred that morning at a home in the 1000 block of Moreno Avenue.  The victim, a man in his fifties, reported that unknown suspects had burglarized the home while he was gone between 8:20 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.

The victim’s surveillance system showed that two suspects (a man and a woman) were involved.  After knocking at the front door to see if anyone was home, they donned gloves and went to the backyard, where they forced open a locked sliding door.  They then made several trips out to their car carrying armfuls of the victim’s property.  A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured their car, a black mid-1990s four-door Honda Civic, as it left the scene.  The suspects stole jewelry, camera equipment, electronics, and miscellaneous personal property.  Still images of both suspects are attached to this release.  To view the suspect vehicle, click here.

The number of reported residential burglaries in Palo Alto has dropped each year since a high of 226 in 2012.  Thus far in 2016, there have been 88 residential burglaries reported.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.  Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.  Tips can also be submitted anonymously through our free mobile app, downloadable at or