A Mountain View couple came home in the middle of a burglary Sunday afternoon (July 10), police said. About $4,000 in jewelry, electronics and cash was taken.
According to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie, a 30-year-old man and his wife left their apartment in the 800 block of E. El Camino Real around 2:45 p.m. on July 10.
The couple returned about 45 minutes later, and heard sounds coming from their bedroom, Wylie said. When they went to investigate they found the window that had been closed and locked was open, the screen removed and the blinds ripped from the window frame.
Wylie said police are assuming the blinds were damaged when the burglar, or burglars, fled in a hurry.
In a bizarre twist, the couple found a half gallon of milk, which had been taken from their refrigerator, open and spilled on their bedroom floor, Wylie said.
In all, a cell phone, two laptop computers, a digital camera, a wallet containing $1,000, a duffel bag, several watches and miscellaneous jewelry were all stolen from the apartment, Wylie said.
Police found no sign of forced entry.