Four days, five burglaries in two towns: $28,000 in lossesOver the past week, three residential burglaries in Menlo Park and two commercial burglaries — one in Menlo Park and one in Atherton — left victims bereft of possessions valued at $28,100, according to a police reports.
On Tuesday, Aug. 21, someone forced open the window of a garage on Gilbert Avenue, ransacked the house and absconded with a bicycle, a luggage bag, a pair of water-sport shoes, two Rolex watches, a video game console, a digital camera, an Apple computer, an Apple iPad and two Bose speakers for total losses estimated at $17,000, said Nicole Acker, spokeswoman for the Menlo Park Police Department.
Three days earlier, on Saturday, Aug. 18, on Newbridge Street, someone kicked in the front door to a residence and left with jewelry, two purses, two wallets and $1,000 in cash, for a total loss estimated at $8,100, police said.
Meanwhile in Atherton on Tuesday, someone stole seven Apple iPhones, an Android phone, two wallets and $90 in cash — a total loss estimated at $3,000 — from the men's locker room at Sacred Heart Schools at 150 Valparaiso Ave., Lt. Joe Wade of the Atherton Police Department told the Almanac. There are no suspects and no leads in the case, police said.
A less dramatic commercial burglary on Monday, Aug. 20, on University Drive in Menlo Park netted someone $200 in cash after he or she entered an office through an open window and pried open a desk drawer, police said.
Burglars kicked in another front door on Ivy Drive in Menlo Park on Tuesday, Aug. 21, and stole a TV, police said.