Mountain View Voice

News - October 1, 2010

Crime briefs

Burglars take jewelry, iPod

An open sliding back door is the suspected point of entry in a Sept. 21 burglary at a home in the 1000 block of Boranda Avenue, police said.

One of the victims, a 47-year-old man, reported that he returned to his home to find the front door open and immediately suspected something was awry, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie.

Wylie said the man estimated that the burglary must have taken place somewhere between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and that the burglar or burglars may have gained entry through a sliding back door that was left open.

Miscellaneous jewelry and an iPod were stolen.

Laptops taken from duplex

Two laptops, valued at about $1,500, were stolen from a duplex in 900 block of W. Dana Street on Sept. 21, police said.

The victim, a 55-year-old woman, told police that the break-in occurred some time between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Liz Wylie.

Police suspect that the burglar or burglars got in by reaching through an opening created by a broken window on the duplex's front door and unlocking the door, Wylie said. The window had been broken out of the door previously but had not been fixed.

Police have leads in burglary

Checkbooks, cameras and a laptop were among the items taken from a home in the 800 block of Sevely Drive some time before noon on Sept. 21, police said.

The victims, a 44-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, told police that the items went missing sometime between about 11 a.m. and noon, according to Liz Wylie, a spokeswoman for Mountain View police. Also stolen: a leather jacket, and miscellaneous jewelry.

Wylie said police did not know how the burglar or burglars gained entry to the home. The doors were locked and should have been locked at the time of the burglary. However, she added, detectives on the case have some strong leads.

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