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


Subject :

Palo Alto Hit Hard With Auto Burglaries
Contact : Agent Rich Bullerjahn, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2274
Palo Alto, CA - The Palo Alto Police Department (PAPD) responded to and investigated 22 auto burglaries that have occurred over the past two days, December 1 - 3. The vehicles that were burglarized were spread out over several different residential locations and all occurred at night.

Many of the vehicles had a window smashed out to allow the suspect or suspects to enter, but some vehicles had unlocked doors or convertible tops that were cut open. Many different items were taken, including cash, GPS units, electronics or anything of value.

Because many of the items stolen from cars were in plain view of anyone looking into the car, the PAPD would like to remind residents of a few tactics to help you to avoid becoming a victim.

· Remember to lock all doors and windows

· Remove all valuables from the vehicle or lock them in the trunk.

· Report all suspicious activity or noises at strange times day or night.

· Call 911 to report any suspicious activity when heard or seen, don't wait until the next day.

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