It was the second residential burglary reported in Portola Valley in March, and the second emailed press release from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office advising residents to be aware of what's going on around them.
In an incident reported on Zapata Way and occurring sometime between Feb. 28 and March 3, a burglar entered the home without leaving behind any sign of forced entry and got away with $90,000 in cash, deputies said.
The two burglaries occurred a few weeks after Town Hall announced that automatic license-plate-reading cameras were up and running at two of three ways into and out of town: at Arastradero Road where it intersects with Alpine Road, and on Portola Road at the border with Woodside.
A third camera is planned for Alpine Road in Ladera, which would also capture all traffic into and out of Portola Valley on Alpine Road.
Asked whether the cameras had been of help in gathering leads for the two recent crimes, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Detective Rosemerry Blankswade said they had not.
Deputies also noted in the statement the value of home surveillance cameras and security systems in protecting personal belongings.
Deputies are asking anyone with information about this latest incident to call the anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700.
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