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Crime Advisory: Burglar Accessing Homes Through Unlocked Windows

Alameda Police have reported that several daytime residential burglaries have occurred where a suspect has gained access into homes, taking mostly jewelry and electronics.

By Alameda Police Department

Several daytime residential burglaries have occurred in the areas of Willow Street to Regent Street and Otis Street to Pacific Avenue. The suspect has gained access into homes through unlocked windows. The property targeted by the suspect has primarily been jewelry and electronics.

Information has been obtained on a possible suspect. He is described as a black male in his early 20’s, 6 ft. tall, slender build, clean cut with black short-braided hair. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and jeans, while carrying a red backpack.

Before leaving your homes, remember to secure all doors and windows. If you have a burglary alarm system, remember to set it.

For information on starting a Neighborhood Watch Program in your area, please contact the COPPS Unit at 510-337-8305 or COPPS@ci.alameda.ca.us.

If you see someone matching the above description or if you see any suspicious activity, please report it to the Alameda Police Department. The non-emergency number is 510-337-8340 and the emergency number is 911 or 510-522-2423.

Mark Irons October 20, 2012 at 05:27 PM
there have been two similar burglaries in 800 block of Oak at the lagoon, in the last three weeks. Last one on Thursday. No suspect identified.
Anthony Bologna, Jr. October 20, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Hopefully with the "rainy" season coming in any day now, residents will remember to keep their windows closed AND locked. During the few days of exceptionally "HOT for Alameda" temperatures, often there is no options than to keep your windows open and pray for that bay breeze to help cool off, especially at night, and often, its too easy to forget to close AND lock...!!!
Escaype Enterprises June 09, 2014 at 06:55 PM
Several burglaries that has been reported lately was done and committed coming in thru a back window or a sliding door that was left unlocked by the homeowner. This burglars are very opportunistic and they make their own rounds and survey what could be an easy target for them. Summer is fast approaching we always love to open these windows and door to let the fresh air in to the house. But please always remember to close and lock those doors and windows when leaving the house or towards the evening. As a back up you can install an affordable home security device like the Bulldog Bar to re-enforced your front doors, windows and back doors. Don't allow yourself to be a victim by adding this security devices just in case. For more information about this security devices please call or visit:the Bulldog Bar.com and sleep well in the evenings.

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