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San Leandro Police Department
Saturday February 23rd, 2013 :: 09:34 a.m. PST


Community help needed: East Bay cities experiencing rise in residential burglaries

Home burglaries continue to be a problem for us and neighboring cities. In one incident yesterday, the criminals were scared off by an alarm. We have seen multiple cases where firearms have been stolen.

These burglars are coming into different neighborhoods, knocking on doors to determine if anyone is inside. If no one answers, they then proceed to the sides and rear of homes and gain entry by kicking in doors.

Here is what we can do as residents:

1. Get to know your neighbors.
2. Form Neighborhood Watch groups.
3. Invest in a home alarm / CCTV.
4. Secure your side gates making it difficult for burglars to access your yard.
5. Install sensor lighting around the perimeter of your home.
6. Reinforce door locks (deadbolts).

There are a lot of good resources on the internet to help you better secure your home so please take a few minutes to research.

We must WORK TOGETHER as a community to get a handle on this so please do your part. Share this with your family members, neighbors and friends. Here is a link to our website / Neighborhood Watch program.

City of San Leandro

San Leandro Police Department
901 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-577-2740

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