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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Wednesday February 7th, 2018 :: 04:29 p.m. PST


3 Residential Burglaries on the West Side of San Mateo - Stay Vigilant and Protect Yourself!

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, between the hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm, three residences in the Beresford Park Neighborhood were burglarized by unknown suspects(s).  The suspect(s) entered all three homes by breaking the rear sliding glass doors and stole various jewelry and electronic items.

This is an active investigation and our officers are asking for our community’s help in identifying the culprits.  If you witnessed anything or have home security video capturing suspicious activity, vehicles or subjects in the area of the 600 block of Pico Ave., 200 block of 27th Ave., and the 2700 block of Isabelle Ave. during the above date and time, please reach out to our Police Department at (650)522-7700.
Now is a good time to remind our neighbors to remain vigilant in reporting anyone or anything suspicious.  We would like to also offer some helpful tips to better protect your home:
• Lock it up:  Keep doors, windows, and all other points of entry into your home locked. 
• Double it up:  Consider using secondary window locks, like a sliding window lock, window bar, or even something simple like a ruler or dowel in the track.
• Close it up:  Close blinds and curtains when you leave. Remember, whatever a thief can see from the outside may be worth the risk for them to get inside.
• Park it:  If you have a car not driven for the day and is not garaged, park it in the driveway. 
• Signs, Signs, Signs:  Alarm systems are very helpful.  Simply having signs advertising your home is equipped with an alarm helps to deter theft. 
• Man’s Best Friend:  If you have a dog, the intimidation and/or noise produced by your pet has the potential to be a significant deterrent.  Very few burglaries are completed in homes where a dog is present.  Consider posting a “Beware of Dog” sign as well.  This works even if you don’t have a dog.
• Trust Your Instincts:  Get to know your neighbors.  Know who belongs and who does not.  If you see someone or something suspicious, REPORT IT immediately.

The San Mateo Police Department is working with businesses and residents from our community to compile a list of privately owned security cameras to enhance public safety.  In many San Mateo cases, available security video has added the critical piece of information that helps break the case.  Many San Mateo merchants and residents currently operate security video systems at their businesses and/or homes.  As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime.  In turn, the police are also not always aware who may have this potentially vital information. 

If you have video security cameras, SMPD is encouraging you to register the location of your camera with us.  This is a VOLUNTARY registry - SMPD will NOT proactively take control of, access, or use your cameras.  In the event your location has security video recordings helpful to SMPD in an investigation, our Officers or Detectives will contact you for assistance.

San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-522-7700

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