Four suspects broke into a home on the 1400 block of Wessex Avenue in Los Altos through an unlocked door at approximately 3 a.m. July 10. That same morning, suspects stole a garage door opener from a car on the 1300 block of Chelsea Drive, gained entry through the carpark and took off with a vehicle. Somewhere in between, suspects rummaged through an estimated 12 or 13 cars in the same neighborhood, according to Los Altos Police Sgt. Steve Spillman.
Although the reports from the incidents were filed separately, the timeline and proximity of the crimes – also reported on El Sereno Avenue, Havenhurst Drive and Christina Drive – led investigators to speculate that the incidents were related.