Burglars broke into eight vehicles in two downtown Palo Alto parking garages on Monday night, according to a police department press release.
Officers responded to eight separate auto burglary cases, all of which happened between 6 and 10 p.m. Six cases occurred on the third and fourth floors of City Parking Garage R, at 528 High St., and two cases happened on the upper floors of City Parking Garage J, at 520 Webster St.
In each incident, the burglars smashed the car windows. The burglars made off with personal electronic devices including laptops and tablet computers, a purse and other miscellaneous personal property. In two cases, the burglars rummaged through the cars but did not take anything.
Police do not have information about the burglars, but it does not appear that they targeted any particular make or model of car, though it does appear that they targeted rental vehicles.
Police advise people to lock their unattended vehicles and close all windows, as well as take valuables with them or keep things out of sight. Police also encourage people to call 9-1-1 to report suspicious behavior.
Anyone with information pertaining to these incidents is asked to call the 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. People can also send an anonymous tip by text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984 or by email to email@example.com.