Laptops, computer bags and backpacks were stolen from four cars on El Camino Real and Third Street Tuesday evening, according to the Los Altos Police Department.
Sgt. Brian Jeffrey said officers believe the burglaries were related due to their timing, location and common break-in method.
“In all four incidents, suspect(s) entered the victim’s vehicle by breaking a window and ultimately stealing the victim’s personal property,” Jeffrey said.
Officers predicted the series of crimes started at approximately 5:15 p.m. and concluded just after 8:45 p.m. Three of the auto burglaries took place on the 4500 block of El Camino Real between 5:15 p.m. and 8:47 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., and 7 p.m. and 7:50 p.m., respectively. A fourth was committed on Third Street between 8:20 p.m. and 8:38 p.m., police reported.
The department has no leads due to lack of video surveillance and description of the suspect(s) but is actively investigating the evidence, Jeffrey said.
Anyone with information pertaining to the string of burglaries is urged to call Jeffrey at 947-2770. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call the Los Altos Police Department tip line at 947-2774.