Atherton burglar absconds with $45,800 in jewelry

Police are investigating a home burglary in Atherton with a reported loss of $45,800 in jewelry, including gold chains, a necklace and earrings.

The burglary was reported March 28 from a home on Walsh Road, Lt. Joe Wade of the Atherton Police Department told the Almanac.

Another residential burglary, this one on Watkins Avenue on March 30, resulted in losses estimated at $2,200 in the theft of a flat screen TV, a spice rack, a clothes hamper, an Apple iPod touch, and an Apple Powerbook, police said.

In another incident, a witness told police that three men were seen on March 29 lifting a hydraulic chisel, valued at $7,500, into a white pickup truck on Atherton Avenue near Monte Vista Avenue.

The chisel had fallen from a passing equipment trailer and its owner had returned to the scene but could not locate it, police said. The witness described the men doing the lifting as of Hispanic ethnicity, one in his 40s and the other two in their 20s, police said.

Meanwhile, that same day at a construction site on Fair Oaks Avenue, someone stole tools valued at $6,500, including a gas-powered hammer, two nail guns and a rebar cutter, police said.


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