Palo Alto police are still looking for leads in a case where burglars stole a 50-inch television, other electronic equipment and a mini-van while a family of four slept in their home in the 1500 block of Hamilton Avenue last weekend.
A window was left open and an alarm system wasn't activated, police reported.
Detective Brian Philip said the burglars entered the residence through an open side window on a warm evening, apparently loaded the electronics items into a Toyota Sienna mini-van and drove away. The tan 1998 mini-van is still missing, he said.
Besides the television, stolen items included a camera, watch, cell phone and laptop computer, Philip said.
The home had an alarm system, but it was not activated at the time of the burglary, which occurred Saturday (July 3) between 3 and 6 a.m.
"This is an unusual burglary in that the suspects entered an occupied home and removed several
items without waking the residents," Philip said.
He said warm summer evenings require normal precautions, from locking doors and windows to using deterrents, such as alarm systems and lights.
Philip said anyone with information may contact him by calling 650-329-2408. Anonymous
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