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Home burglary, suspicious person under investigation at Stanford

Incidents occur just blocks away from each other at southern end of campus

Stanford University's Department of Public Safety is investigating a residential burglary and suspicious person found loitering outside a home where a security system was triggered over Labor Day weekend, the agency said in an alert issued Monday night.

The burglary occurred sometime between 3:30 p.m. Friday and 8:20 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Lathrop Place where someone entered the residence through an open window, according to the alert.

Deputies also are investigating an incident that caused a security system to activate at a home in the 800 block of Lathrop Drive across from Lathrop Park on Monday between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. A man was seen loitering near the garage and driveway before he slowly walked back to the street, the alert states.

Investigators don't know the man's race, but described him as about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and of average build, according to the alert.

In response to the incidents, which occurred just blocks apart, the department is calling on the public to keep their doors and windows locked. The agency also is encouraging people to call 911 and report any suspicious activity, such as individuals loitering outside cars or near homes or peering into vehicles.

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