Los Altos police are investigating a spate of car break-ins reported over a five-hour span Aug. 4. All five vehicles were unlocked, according to police, and items were stolen from only two of them.
In one case, the suspect actually left something behind – a beer can. Police said the can was found in the backseat of a vehicle on the 200 block of Pasa Robles Avenue; nothing was stolen.
Thieves did abscond with $300 worth of undisclosed property from two vehicles on the 100 block of Del Monte Avenue, however.
Vehicles also were breached on the 800 block of Santa Rita Avenue and the 800 block of Laverne Way. The latter was rummaged through, police said, but nothing was taken from either vehicle.