Mountain View police are looking for three or more men who apparently broke into 13 different cars in the same neighborhood Wednesday.
Police say the thieves went up and down La Salle and Preston drives south of El Camino, either breaking into cars or entering cars that were unlocked and stole small items. They took stereo equipment and sunglasses, and spokesperson Liz Wylie said police were still talking to victims to see what else was missing.
In some cases, Wylie said, "The cars were just ransacked, but nothing was taken. It's just hard to know." Police believe the burglaries are all related since "they were all in the same area," she said.
One area resident said she saw three Hispanic men trying to enter a car. They left in a white boxy van, possibly a Dodge, Wylie said. The witness described the suspects as being in their 20s or 30s and all wearing dark clothes.