Someone stole tools and other items from two residential construction sites in west Atherton over the Fourth of July weekend, police said in a press release on Monday, July 8.
The combined loss between the two burglaries is nearly $30,000, said Atherton Police Cmdr. Joe Wade in an email.
Between 5 p.m. on July 3 and 7:50 a.m. on July 8, someone entered a construction site on the 200 block of Stevick Drive by cutting a cable lock attached to a gate, Wade said. The burglar(s) then broke a lock on an office door and removed tools and pieces of construction equipment there before entering the main unsecured residence under construction, where they took other items.
The thief stole about $7,775 worth of items, including four drills, three DeWalt miter saws, a chainsaw, a leaf blower and other construction tools, he said.
Blocks away from the other incident, two construction workers reported to police that between 10:45 a.m. on July 7 and 7 a.m. on July 8, someone cut a padlock attached to a chain-link fence surrounding a construction site on the 100 block of Alta Vista Drive, Wade said. There, burglars stole about $21,542 worth of construction equipment, he said. The stolen items include about 13 drills, two Stihl chop saws, a rotary hammer, two Milwaukee Sawzalls and other construction tools, he said.
Police do not have suspects in either of the burglaries, Wade said. It's not clear at this point if the burglaries are connected.