Palo Alto

Palo Alto Home Burglarized While Residents Slept

Palo Alto police are stepping up patrols after someone broke into a home while the residents slept, unaware, inside.

Police say someone entered the home sometime on Sunday after 11 p.m. through an unlocked side door, and then stole electronics and other items from the bottom floor of the home in the 4200 block of Wilie Way. The residents were asleep upstairs and didn’t realize what had happened until the following morning.

According to police, overnight burglaries of occupied homes are rare in Palo Alto. In fact, police haven’t seen an incident like this since July 2014, and they’ll be searching for connections between the two cases.

Police are still on the lookout for the burglar. Anyone with information is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department: 650-329-2413.

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