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A series of residential burglaries have occurred in the Fiesta Gardens and Shoreview neighborhoods of San Mateo in recent weeks, and police are warning residents to be on the alert. The burglaries, which are part of a Peninsula-wide increase in property crimes, are generally following the “door knock” profile, in which thieves first knock on a door on a pretext to check if residents are home, police said. Most of the burglaries are occurring during weekdays and daytime hours, and target unoccupied homes.
Suspect vehicles seen in connection with the crimes include a charcoal colored four-door Acura and a dark colored minivan, police said. Residents are encouraged to answer the door verbally, without opening it, to let potential thieves know that they are home. If suspects refuse to leave when asked to do so, call police immediately. In addition, all doors and windows should be locked, even for short trips away from the home.
Police have made several arrests in connection to other burglaries in recent weeks, and continue to investigate leads on unsolved cases. They are also conducting saturation patrols and undercover operations.
Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the names of these suspects or have any information that can help solve this crime.
Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.
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