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Fremont Police Department (CA)
Sunday October 8th, 2017 :: 11:56 a.m. PDT
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We are investigating several recent auto burglaries reported in south Fremont along the I880 cooridor.

Friday night was busy in Fremont for officers investigating auto burglaries.  In total 7 auto burglaries were reported along with 1 robbery that may be associated.  

The first incident occurred in the 6000 block of Stevenson Blvd.  Two suspects, a male and female, driving in a vehicle similar to a black Mercedes sedan, were seen breaking the window of a vehicle and stealing a backpack.  The next incident was a robbery in the 6000 block of Stevenson Blvd.  A female victim was walking in a parking lot when she was approached from behind by a suspect who grabbed her purse and fled in a black Honda Accord 2-door.  The vehicle was occupied by the driver (suspect) and a female passenger.   Officers investigated two burglaries in the 43300 block of Pacific Commons Blvd., after a witness reported seeing suspects looking into vehicles with flashlights.  The suspects were described as two males in a black Honda Accord 2-door with paper plates.  Four additional auto burglaries were reported in the 6000 block of Stevenson Blvd., all with similar suspect descriptions.

Just one day prior on Thursday, at least five auto burglaries were reported in these same general locations. Swing Shift and Midnight officers investigated three auto burglaries in the area of Christy Street and Pacific Commons Blvd, where a dell laptop, work ID card, messenger bag, and gym bag were taken.  A victim from an auto burglary in a parking lot in the 43800 block of Osgood Rd. reported their laptop bag, containing a MacBook being stolen and an auto burglary in the 6000 block of Stevenson Blvd resulted in Fremont officers getting in a short vehicle pursuit of a silver BMW on south I880.  The pursuit was quickly canceled due to traffic conditions.  In almost every incident, valuables were visible from a backseat, making it easy for suspects to quickly smash a window and take the property.

This crime series is a high priority for the department and multiple units are working together to investigate these crimes. We are also sharing information and working with surrounding agencies, including Newark PD, Union City PD and CHP.  Please read or watch, the crime prevention information below to help protect your valuables and lessen the chance of becoming an auto burglary victim.

REMOVE IT, LOCK IT or LOSE IT!

Unfortunately, thieves are on the lookout for crimes of opportunity and we want you to reduce your risk of becoming a victim by taking a few simple steps.   Please take a moment to watch our auto burglary prevention video on YouTube or read the safety tips below.

YouTubehttps://youtu.be/jl_Vv8dXITI

Don’t leave valuables of any kind in your vehicle!

What items are considered valuable? Backpacks, gym bags, iPods, iPads, briefcases, day-planners, cash/coins, checkbooks, credit cards, wallets, purses, laptops, cell phones (and chargers), GPS devices, stereo/CD players (and faceplates), speakers, jewelry, keys and tools. 

  • Lock ALL doors and roll up windows even if you’re going only going to be away for a short amount of time.  It only takes seconds for thieves to steal your stuff.
  • If you must leave valuables in your car, stash them out of sight (in the trunk or under the seat) BEFORE you reach your destination. 

Someone may be watching you stash your valuables when you park your car. Plan your shopping/errands so that you don't load your trunk until you are ready to drive to another destination; never open a trunk, fill it full of valuables, close it, and then just walk away.

  • Once home, unload your valuables immediately. Do not store valuables in your car any longer than necessary and certainly never overnight.
  • If your trunk can be opened from inside your car without a key, lock this feature when you are not in your car or have it disabled, if possible.
  • Don’t leave any sign that there might be valuables hidden in your vehicle.  Remember to also secure docking stations, connector cables, phone chargers, CD’s and loose coins.
  • Park in busy, well-lighted areas and remember to set any alarm or anti-theft device.

Always call the Fremont Police Department to report suspicious activity.  Dial 9-1-1 to report a crime in progress and use the non-emergency number. 790-6800 option 3, to report non-emergency information. 

Would you like a Remove It, Lock It or Lose It window decal to use in your vehicle as a helpful reminder?  The small unobtrusive removable decal can be obtained by contacting the Community Engagement Unit at 510-790-6740.


 

Address/Location
Fremont Police Department (CA)
2000 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-790-6800

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