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Morgan Hill – Help ID Vehicle Used in Recent Burglaries

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Morgan Hill, CA

Burglary Suspects May Be Using A White Jeep Cherokee.

Between 2/22/09 and 3/3/09, the Morgan Hill Police Department has received four reports regarding residential burglaries.  The burglaries occurred in the areas of Bluebonnet Way, Sara Jane Lane, Calle Florencia and San Carlos Place.  In each of the incidents, the suspects either entered an unlocked rear window or entered after smashing the rear window or rear sliding glass door.  The suspects stole various items such as computers, I pods, jewelry and other valuables.

Police believe the suspect(s) may be canvassing neighborhoods and homes to identify which ones may by unoccupied.  On one recent incident, a victim reported that someone had ringed the doorbell several times to the residence and the victim did not answer.  The suspects, believing no one was home, went to the rear of the residence and attempted to break the window.  The victim yelled at the two suspects, who then ran and fled the area in an unknown direction. This occurred at approximately 9:30 AM. The victim described the two suspects as possibly being Hispanic males, short, 20 to 30 years old and wearing black jackets.

On another incident, officers recovered surveillance video from the victim’s neighbor. The video showed that an older white Jeep Cherokee with black trim, parked in the driveway of the victim’s home.  The suspect went to the front door on two separate occasions and eventually went around to the rear of the home.  After approximately 15 to 20 minutes, the suspect was seen exiting the front door and walking to the passenger side of his vehicle, presumably dropping stolen items into his vehicle.  The suspect then reentered the home for approximately 10 seconds until he ran back to the vehicle and drove away.

Three of the burglaries occurred between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  The third incident occurred at approximately 6:00 PM.  The Morgan Hill Police Department is encourages the citizens of Morgan Hill to lock and secure their homes prior to leaving them.  We also encourage the citizens to report any suspicious persons or vehicles in their neighborhoods to the police.

Please call 1-800-9-CAUGHT if you have any information regarding this vehicle or the suspects.  You can send an anonymous tip online here.

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