Palo Alto police are looking for a suspect in a string of commercial burglaries, including a Wednesday morning (Aug. 24) burglary at Ramona's Pizza.
Police said the burglar has been targeting small local businesses, including restaurants and salons, since 2009. The suspect typically enters the business from the back door or through the window during early morning hours.
That appears to be what happened at Ramona's Pizza early Wednesday morning. The suspect allegedly stole cash and a bicycle, according to a police statement.
Police have not yet identified the suspect, but they obtained infrared surveillance footage from several burglaries. Police believe the burglar is responsible for more than 10 burglaries, including ones in Monterey, Los Altos, Mountain View, San Mateo and Beverly Hills. Several agencies have reported similar burglaries to the ones that occurred in Palo Alto, police Agent Max Nielepko said in a statement.
Anyone with information about the burglaries is encouraged to call the Palo Alto Police Department burglary detectives at 650-329-2128. Residents can also send anonymous emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or send anonymous voice messages and texts to 650-383-8984.