https://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/2021/10/11/burglars-break-into-home-flee-when-confronted-by-resident


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Burglars break into home, flee when confronted by resident

Original post made on Oct 11, 2021

Palo Alto police are looking for four people who they believe broke into an occupied home on Friday night in the city's Barron Park neighborhood.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 11, 2021, 9:20 AM

Comments

Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 11, 2021 at 10:09 am

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"...described the three people in her home as less than 6 feet tall, with medium builds and wearing dark clothing..."

Is this the best description that she provided? Did she at least say whether or not they were men? Even so, this is literally a description of nearly half of the men in the Bay Area.


Posted by Lyle Latimer
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 11, 2021 at 10:33 am

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It is politically incorrect and/or potentially racist to describe the ethnicities of assailants and suspects until they are actually apprehended by law enforcement.

Only then will the media release additional descriptions and backgrounds.


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2021 at 11:26 am

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If her home was dark and they were coming down the staircase with flashlights I can see where it might be harder to give a more detailed description of the suspects. Seeing someone in broad daylight - yes. 10 p.m. in dark clothing on a security camera or in a possibly dark home is a different story. Cut her some slack. Her home was burglarized. Who wouldn't be startled.


Posted by Ozymandias
a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2021 at 12:30 pm

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Can we know the ethnicity of the woman who's house was broken in to? Seems like she could be in a victim class that would result in extra punishment for the perpetrators.


Posted by Ray Fiers
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 11, 2021 at 12:35 pm

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"Can we know the ethnicity of the woman who's house was broken in to?"

Residential burglary is not a hate crime but one of opportunity.

It is irrelevant to be informed of the victim's ethnicity.

Except for maybe perceived vulnerabilities, most thieves are generally not picky when it comes to choosing their targets.


Posted by SuzyQ
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Oct 11, 2021 at 6:15 pm

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Lyle, are you sure? In the context of a search, it would surely be highly preferable to describe everything visible or heard which would help identify the subject of the search.


Posted by Novelera
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 12, 2021 at 12:35 pm

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Wow! What stuck out for me was their driving off in a Mercedes. Guess they are more or less successful burglars.


Posted by Chuck
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 12, 2021 at 11:03 pm

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Maybe she didn’t get a good look at the suspects. Or they were wearing masks, hats who knows, sun glasses that would disguise somebody’s face well and even make their ethnicity hard to tell.