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Spectrum - February 25, 2011


Caltrain vs. traffic

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Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford
on Mar 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm

To Robin Lucas of Denver,

I was sad and angry to read about your car burglary. I always thought the trunk was safe to stash packages, but apparently not. I sympathize with your feeling of violation, and then the terrible inconvenience, having to cut your trip short. And I didn't realize that rentals are targeted. I'm so sorry you had such a bad experience here.

In my many years of going to the Stanford Shopping Center I have never had my car broken into, nor has anyone I know. When I am there I see security vehicles constantly circling the parking lots, as well as many security officers on foot. It is normally very, very safe. No comfort to you now, of course, but what happened that day is not a common occurrence.

Posted by Robin Lucas, a resident of Stanford
on Mar 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm

To Nora Charles ,
I do appreciate your empathy regarding the auto burglary we were victim to at the Stanford hopping Center, however I must disagree with your comment that what happened to my family is not a common occurrence. Check the Palo Alto Police Blotter and you'll find a consistent and disturbing trend of car thefts at 180 El Camino Drive which is the physical address for the shopping center. Residents of the area are probably exempt from the car break ins as the thieves apparently just target visitors in rental cars.
Robin Lucas