Palo Alto police are searching for at least two suspects responsible for daytime burglaries of offices along Page Mill Road and Hillview Avenue. The suspects have stolen laptop computers, credit cards and cash.
Officers have responded to several office burglaries over the past several weeks. Suspects are entering the businesses -- law firms and high-tech companies -- by following employees through security doors once access cards are used. Suspects then pretend to be employees and steal items from offices and cubicles.
Two suspects have been seen in a few of the above cases. The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 5-feet-11-inches tall and 170 pounds. He has been well-dressed with short dark hair and a dark complexion, according to police.
The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 6-feet tall and 210 pounds. He has been well-dressed with short wavy dark hair.
The police department is warning business owners, security personnel and employees to watch who is entering and exiting their buildings. All employees should wear company identification while on premise and unknown subjects should be questioned, police said. Each employee should use his or her own access card and not allow others to piggyback their entry into the building. Suspicious persons should be reported to security personnel.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding the thefts or the suspects to call Detective Aaron Sunseri at 650-329-2669.