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Auto burglars hit a dozen vehicles in Menlo Park over the weekend

by Dave Boyce

Auto burglars struck several neighborhoods in Menlo Park on Feb. 24, according to reports from the crime log of the Menlo Park Police Department.

Six of the 12 burglaries took place in the Menlo Oaks neighborhood, and three each were reported in Sharon Heights and Suburban Park-Lorelei Manor-Flood Park Triangle.

Burglars broke into 10 of the vehicles by smashing windows, while one was unlocked. There is no information yet on the other case, police said.

Police do have information on what was stolen in six of the incidents — cash, backpacks, a wallet, packages, a laptop and a camera — but nothing for the other six.

The camera and accessories, which had a total estimated value of $1,280, were stolen from a vehicle parked on Tioga Drive in Sharon Heights, police said. The other two Sharon Heights incidents involved $130 in cash taken from a vehicle parked on Sierra Drive, and a wallet stolen from a vehicle parked on Biltmore Lane for an estimated loss of $423, police said.

The crimes reported in Suburban Park-Lorelei Manor-Flood Park Triangle involved a backpack stolen from a vehicle parked on Del Norte Avenue, two packages taken from a vehicle parked on Hedge Road, and a backpack and laptop stolen from a vehicle parked on Oakwood Place for an estimated loss of $1,300, police said.

Police have no information on what, if anything, was stolen in the six Menlo Oaks burglaries.

Detectives will be investigating these cases, police department spokesperson Nicole Acker said.

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