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Cellphone, tablet computer, purse stolen in overnight home burglary

Original post made on Feb 9, 2023

A Palo Alto woman woke up on Thursday morning to find her home in the city's Midtown neighborhood was burglarized overnight, police said.

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Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Feb 9, 2023 at 6:05 pm

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With all empathy due the victim, some of this doesn't make sense. "She suspects she didn't lock the front door where investigators found pry marks, which is a sign that whoever burglarized the residence may have used force to gain entry" -- if the door was unlocked, there was no need to use force to gain entry. Our Palo Alto elders are too often preyed upon here. Automatic locks aren't the best solution, either. I've locked myself out more than once. Hope there is some local webcam footage to find the crooks.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Feb 9, 2023 at 6:39 pm

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If she went to bed at 10 p.m. and woke up at 8 a.m., how does she know it happened overnight? It could've happened early in the morning. Burglaries rarely happen in the middle of the night.

If they used force to gain entry it sounds like the front door was locked.

Posted by Curious
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 9, 2023 at 10:50 pm

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@MyFeelz - I would guess that not every burglar is a pro or as conscientious as you and might have just tried the pry before checking to see if the door was even locked or not

@Jennifer - “overnight” is commonly used to refer to a time period that includes both late night and early morning, usually consisting of the duration of slightly after sunset until slightly before sunrise

Posted by dena
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 10, 2023 at 1:51 pm

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Who was the houseguest??

Posted by kimmy
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 10, 2023 at 3:28 pm

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So odd that residents dont have a security system in place. Million dollar properties but know alarm systems. I turn mine on before bedtime. Like brushing my teeth. I never forget to turn it on.

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