Electronics reported stolen in burglary

Entry gained through sliding glass door left ajar

An iPhone, iPad, purse and iPhone charger were stolen from an apartment in the 1600 block of Villa street sometime overnight between Aug. 31 and the morning of Sept. 1, police said.

The victims, a 27-year-old man and 31-year-old woman, were sleeping when a burglar or burglars entered their ground floor apartment through a sliding glass door which had been left slightly ajar, according to Liz Wylie, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

"Lock your windows and doors," Wylie said. "That has become my mantra lately."

According to Wylie, burglaries are most often crimes of opportunity and securing all entry ways into a home is often enough to deter a would-be burglar.


Posted by jt, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

that's a neat trick. stolen between 8/31 and 9/9, eh? today is only 9/2!

Posted by Emma, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Wow. That's one long night.

Posted by Quick, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Sep 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Quick! They may not be stolen yet. If you get there before 9/9 then you can get them before the thief comes.

Posted by Andrea Gemmet, Mountain View Voice Editor
on Sep 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

Typo corrected -- thanks for letting us know.

Posted by Quick, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Sep 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Looks like the article was updated as I made my comment.

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

If you use one of the barking dog alarms (Hometech Solutions, Cupertino, CA, has access to them, by STI, Inc.), you can leave your door/window ajar as the microwaves penetrate *through* your walls to let you know someone is approaching your front door from 10-15 feet away (or *wherever* you decide to place it, facing in an outside direction, through walls, etc.). Whether or not you feel the bark is realistic enough, it's realistic enough to wake you, and cause the burglar to decide it's best to leave. We swear by ours. Of course, we also have a real German Shepherd mix, so a possible burglar will never know until it's too late if it's "real or Memorex", as the saying used to go. Chomp, or no chomp, that is the question.

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

Here's the link to check out the dog bark alarm. You can even listen to a sound file for what it sounds like. Like I say, it's not whether or not it sounds "real", but "Does it get your/their attention?"

Web Link

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