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Burglary spree at The Americana Apartments complex

Original post made on May 10, 2012

Residents of three separate units in a local apartment complex each filed police reports May 8 -- all of them reporting that electronic devices had been stolen while they were out, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 10, 2012, 1:27 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Apt. Manager, a resident of North Whisman
on May 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Only one other person would have entry to the apartments without breaking the door down. Hmmm...wonder who that would be?

Posted by Jerry, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Actually you should look up the practice of bumping locks. It's apparently not that difficult for someone with training to get past a locked door without a key. That may not be what happened here but it's one possible method that wouldn't leave a trace.

Posted by Former resident, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I was a victim of theft three times in just under 7 years that I lived at the Americana. Once from my storage unit in the parking garage and twice theives stole the wheels off my car. Other than that, it was fine.

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

Being a certified private investigator, lock picking of deadbolts and mortise locks was part of my training, and it's easier than you might think. Many years later, I've seen many web sites that will sell you lock pick tools, and hundreds of well-made videos on YouTube for picking various lock types that are right on par with the training I received. It's not rocket science. Not even close.

Posted by Jesse, a resident of Castro City
on May 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Is this near the Day Worker Center?

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