Another daytime car burglary reported in Holbrook-Palmer Park


For the second time in a little more than a week, Holbrook-Palmer Park was the site of a daytime vehicle burglary, Atherton police say.

Both incidents took place in broad daylight – the most recent on Friday, March 27, at about 2:30 p.m., when someone smashed the window of a vehicle at the park and stole a purse with money, credit cards and a tablet computer. The credit cards were used soon after at the Stanford Shopping Center, police said.

In the previous incident, on Thursday, March 19, at about 1:30 p.m., someone smashed a vehicle's window and stole a Louis Vuitton tote valued at $1,000.

Police caution people to either remove or hide valuable items in parked vehicles. "Thieves look inside car windows and steal items that appear to be valuable. The theft happens quickly," a release from the Atherton Police Department said.

Atherton police asked that anyone noticing a suspicious vehicle or person at Holbrook-Palmer Park contact the police department by calling (650) 688-6500. "Do not approach or confront the person," the release said. "If possible, obtain their description, a vehicle description, and a license plate" for the police.

— Barbara Wood


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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:06 pm

When will people learn to keep valuables out of sight.

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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:19 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

Common sense doesn't apply in Atherton. This is why it's easy pickings for thefts from vehicles.

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