Palo Alto police seek residential burglary suspects

Man, woman caught on camera in daytime burglary in Midtown

A man and woman who were captured by surveillance cameras allegedly committing a daytime residential burglary last month are still at large and Palo Alto police are asking the public to help identify them.

Police responded to a call reporting a burglary on the 1000 block of Moreno Avenue in Palo Alto on Friday, Nov. 18, at about 1 p.m. A man in his 50s reported that unknown persons had burglarized his home while he was gone between 8:20 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.

The man's surveillance system showed that two suspects, a man and a woman, were involved. After knocking at the front door to see if anyone was home, they donned gloves and went to the backyard, where they forced open a locked sliding door. The couple made several trips to their car carrying armfuls of the man's property, police said the video shows.

A neighbor's surveillance camera captured their car -- a black, mid-1990s, four-door Honda Civic -- as it left the scene. The man and woman stole jewelry, camera equipment, electronics and miscellaneous personal property, police said. Police have released still images of both suspects and their vehicle.

Police said the number of reported residential burglaries in Palo Alto has dropped each year since a high of 226 in 2012. Thus far in 2016, there have been 88 residential burglaries reported, according to police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.


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3 people like this
Posted by Oh, those guys?
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Wow, I can only believe it!

5 people like this
Posted by Chris
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 7, 2016 at 7:38 pm

I'm curious as to why these pictures weren't posted weeks ago.

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