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


Subject :

Thieves Target Unlocked Vehicles
Contact : Detective Brian Philip, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2637
Palo Alto, CA - The Palo Alto Police Department has discovered a spike in thefts from unlocked vehicles. The Green Meadow neighborhood has been the hardest hit, experiencing almost 12 thefts during the first two weeks of March. 

The majority of the thefts took place during the late evening and overnight hours. Thieves seem to be looking for small electronic devices such as I-Pods and portable GPS units.  

The Palo Alto Police Department advises citizens to lock and secure all parked vehicles. Additionally, citizens are encouraged to remove valuable items from their vehicles or move these items out of the line of sight.