A Blackberry cell phone was stolen from a car parked in the garage of a Mountain View townhouse in the early hours of May 6, police said.
The burglary was reported the next morning at 7:42 a.m., after the victim discovered that someone had rummaged through both cars parked in the garage overnight, according to Liz Wylie, a spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.
Wylie said that the victim had been having trouble locking the side door to the garage for some time and had reported the issue to her landlord. However, the door remained broken on the night of the burglary.
"If you have doors where locks aren't working, make sure you get them fixed immediately," Wylie said, adding that the victim should have locked the car doors, especially since she knew the garage door couldn't be locked. Doing so may have prevented the incident.
The Blackberry was the only item stolen, Wylie said.