Mountain View police puzzled by Jan. 5 burglary

Jewelry, electronics stolen from locked apartment

Mountain View police are puzzling over how a burglar managed to get into an apartment located in the 2000 block of W. El Camino Real on Jan. 5.

The apartment, which was locked when its tenants left it at 9:45 a.m., was found ransacked when they returned at around 5:45 p.m., police spokeswoman Liz Wylie said.

The victims, a husband and wife, along with a friend who was staying with the couple, reported that more than 50 items of jewelry were stolen, along with an iPhone, four laptops, a Sony Playstation, a Nintendo Wii, numerous games for both systems, two digital cameras, clothing and a gym bag.

No signs of forced entry were discovered, Wylie said, and the second-floor apartment's only entrance, the door, was locked when the couple returned.

Police have no suspects and say they have no idea how the apartment was broken into, Wylie said.

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Posted by CC
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Which could it be?
A kind burglar who locks up before he leaves, previous resident who knows about a loose window, a not so nice friend with a copy of the key or left the door unlocked for somebody else before leaving or the landlord?

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Or someone who had access to the key copies in the management office?

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Posted by Enough!
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:30 am

Or, it didn't happen at all and they just want new stuff?

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