Woman sees burglar leave home with over $ 3,000 in electronics
“I knew my house was locked before I left – the front door, the front door to my garage, the garage door, the back door, the dog door, all locked before I left and he sort of slipped in the doggy door of which I know, ”she explained.
She was able to reach her sister who took an initial inventory of what was missing and then called the police. However, the burglar was able to slip under their noses again.
“They were all in the front yard waiting for the police to show up and he went through the dog’s back door, left with more electronics, my sound bar and stuff, and walked out the door.” from behind and left it unlocked. When the police came by, my sister noticed that more things were missing, ”she said.
The man was last seen on the stolen bike near Gibson and San Mateo.
She is missing several electronic devices, but the items she most wants to collect are more sentimental and were given to her when her grandfather recently passed away.
It’s not just houses that have been broken into in recent days, businesses in the Old Town filmed a thief on Friday morning.
Fat T’s barbecue owner Tylor Torres said he was trying to start his day when he noticed some things were missing and then watched their safety video.
“Today I walked in and went out and got my dolly out and I was like, wait, it’s not here, looking around, so we’re going to see the cameras, check, sure, 7 am this morning a guy walked in to watch the area, somehow broke through the door and pulled the cart out like nothing had happened and left with it, ”Torres said.
Torres says it’s not the first time they’ve been broken into since opening this year. While a cart may not seem like much, many break-ins add up.
“It’s hard as a tenant to add these costs to your price, just to run, when it’s hard enough to run without people stealing your stuff and paying for security, all of them. those extra charges, ”Torres said.
On the floor of Fat T’s property manager, Pete Kassetas said his tenants reported more crimes like what Torres saw on Friday.
“I have noticed a huge increase in property related crime affecting business owners in the place and of course myself, this has been a challenge for the business community for some reason,” said Pete Kassetas, Manager of Plaza Don Luis Property.
Kassetas has noticed the rise in recent months. But, earlier this year, the APD reported that property crime was at its lowest in four years. In July, 22,065 property crimes were reported, about 2,000 fewer than in 2020, when 24,221 cases were reported. They were 25,481 in 2019 and 29,576 in 2018.