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Police on search for duo in overnight crime spree

Original post made on Oct 15, 2020

Palo Alto police detectives are investigating an early Monday morning crime spree after burglars entered two homes, prowled a third property and stole a car from another.

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Posted by Lee Forrest
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 15, 2020 at 5:07 pm

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Given the home surveillance videos & the PAPD detectives (as well as neighborhood residents) on the lookout for them, the burglers would be wise to make it 'a one shot deal' & not return to the same area.


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Posted by Tommy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 16, 2020 at 7:58 am

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That's the second time this week that a person left their keys in the ignition. Which resulted in a burglary. Come on guys. smh smh .


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Posted by Screeedek
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 16, 2020 at 11:50 am

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Who leaves their keys in their cars these days? Seriously. Who does that?


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Posted by Palo Alto Resident
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 16, 2020 at 1:05 pm

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"'Most residential burglars commit their crimes during the day, when homes are unoccupied and the chance of a confrontation with a resident are correspondingly reduced,' the department said in the press release." Has the PAPD not noticed that we've been in the midst of a pandemic and most homes therefore are fully occupied during the day with people working and learning from home?


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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Oct 16, 2020 at 6:22 pm

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Key in ignition, doors unlocked, left on the street. Was his housekeys on a separate key ring? With the exception of the neck tattoo, these two men could be anybody.


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Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 16, 2020 at 10:12 pm

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We are having more and more reports of incidences in PA of late. I believe that is is in part due to the movement to reduce the police forces and the governor's releasing people from prisons. Who thinks up this type of stuff? Reduce the police force then release felons from prisons? This is insane.

I keep my gate locked at all times and call in to the city for when the meters will be read. And I note the license plates of cars left on our street and call them in to the city if over two days. Could be stolen car or one evading repo people.

These burglars are in my neighborhood. Those are streets that are next to me. I am really concerned by the type of activity going on in this city now - we have set up an environment of permissive response to illegal activity - if I am reading these stories correctly. And we have people running for the PACC which are heading the wrong way on police presence in this city. NO - these people will not benefit from "counseling".
Bottom line is to make sure that we have a fully populated police force and their hands are not tied by overzealous "Commissioners".


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