A Palo Alto woman who left her residence for 20 minutes returned home to watch two men abscond with her jewelry Wednesday, May 23.
The resident left her home in the 1100 block of Stanley Way between Jordan Place and Walter Hays Drive to pick up her children at about 1 p.m. When the family returned home at 1:20 p.m., two men emerged from the side yard carrying valuables, including all of the homeowner's jewelry, Palo Alto police Sgt. Sal Madrigal said.
The men fled in a newer tan Dodge sedan with tinted windows. The car had paper plates with the letters CAR. Police set up a perimeter and hunted for the men, but were unable to locate the thieves, Madrigal said.
The thieves gained entry through an unlocked side gate and an unlocked bathroom window, he said. The men are described as Hispanic and in their 20s. Anyone with information is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department at 650-329-2413.