A home was burglarized today, Feb. 4, the latest in a string of bold daytime burglaries in Atherton over the past week.
The thieves appear to be targeting "older, understated' homes and looking for jewelry and silver, Atherton police said.
One of the residential burglaries was interrupted by the homeowner, who spotted a person with long hair running away from the house and jumping over the fence, said Chief Mike Guerra. The other four resulted in thefts, he said. There's no estimate yet on the value of the stolen items, he said.
The string of burglaries began between Jan. 28 and have occurred all over town, Chief Guerra said.
Police sent out an automated phone message to residents, encouraging them to be vigilant and report any suspicious people or activity to the police department at 688-6500.