Mountain View Voice

News - August 6, 2010

Crime brief

Burglars break walls

Police are investigating two burglaries at the Best Bite and India Fresh restaurants in Mountain View.

According to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie, detectives do not know if the two crimes, which occurred sometime between July 27 and 28, are connected. However, she said, burglars did uses similar methods of entry.

In both cases, at India Fresh, located at 865 E. El Camino Real, and at Best Bite, located at 1414 W. El Camino Real, burglars forced holes through the back of the restaurants, Wylie said.

Wylie said small safe containing cash, business documents and rolls of coins was taken from India Fresh; a small cash box, about 70 bottles of beer and an iPod Touch were stolen from Best Bite. Police would not disclose the amount of cash stolen.

Police have no surveillance footage from either burglary and no suspects.

Wylie said that surveillance cameras are always a good idea for businesses, as it helps police investigate break-ins.

"We always recommend businesses have surveillance system, keep them operating and train their staff how to use them," Wylie said.

Laptop, video games stolen

A Playstation 3, more than 100 video games and an Acer Laptop were stolen from a Mountain View apartment sometime between July 29 and July 30, police said.

The victim returned home to the Shorebreeze Apartments in the 400 block of. Shoreline Boulevard to find her rear sliding glass door smashed open, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie. The victim said the crime must have occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on July 29, when she left her apartment, and just before 1 a.m. July 30, when she returned.

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