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


Subject :

Parking Lots Targeted By Auto Burglars
Contact : Lieutenant Sandra Brown, Palo Alto Police Department    650-704-2930
Palo Alto, CA --  Auto burglaries have increased significantly during the past two months. Thieves are specifically targeting parked vehicles in the Stanford Shopping Center parking lots and parking lots affiliated with restaurants along the El Camino Real corridor. Vehicles containing GPS units and laptops in plain view appear to be the primary targets. These burglaries are occurring daily, both during the day and during the early evening hours.

Palo Alto Police would like to remind citizens to lock and secure all parked vehicles. Additionally, citizens are encouraged to remove all valuable items from their vehicles, or at least remove these items from sight. Police are asking citizens to report any suspicious persons loitering around the affected areas by calling 9-1-1.