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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sgt. Lisa Holton
Date: January 24, 2018 1:57 PM

Neighborhood Advisory for Burglary Series in the Canal Neighborhood

Since December 20, 2017 the San Rafael Police Department has received eight reports of residential burglaries in the Canal Neighborhood of East San Rafael.

The burglaries have occurred during daytime hours, when residents are not home. The suspect(s) typically gain entry through unsecured doors or windows and the primary target has been money.

The department is actively investigating these cases. We are advising residents to take precautions to protect themselves from becoming a victim. Many cases involve the suspect going from house to house looking for unlocked doors or windows.

Often the suspect will knock on the door of a residence to see if anyone is home. If someone answers they will ask for a person, pretending as if they have come to the wrong residence. In order to make you and your home less of a target, please keep in mind the following:

  • Keep all doors and windows locked, even if you are at home, will only be gone a short time or are “just going next door.”
  • Make sure all locks are functioning properly.
  • Be alert to persons going from house to house, looking in windows or knocking on doors.
  • Report suspicious persons to the police. Make note of the person’s physical description, clothing, tattoos or other distinguishing characteristics and give that information to the police.
  • Keep all entrances to your residence well-lit and maintain landscaping to prevent hiding places.

If you have any information regarding these crimes please contact the San Rafael Police Department (415)485-3000, or via the silent witness form on our web page. www.srpd.org 

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Anuncio al vecindario del Canal por serie de robos.

Desde el 20 de diciembre de 2017, el Departamento de Policía de San Rafael ha recibido ocho denuncias de robos residenciales en el Barrio del Canal de San Rafael.

Los robos se han producido durante el día, cuando los residentes no están en casa. El (los) sospechoso (s) generalmente ingresan a través de puertas o ventanas no aseguradas y el objetivo principal ha sido el dinero.

El departamento está investigando activamente estos casos. Estamos aconsejando a los residentes a tomar precauciones para protegerse de convertirse en una víctima. En muchos casos, el sospechoso va de casa en casa buscando puertas o ventanas sin seguro.

Amenudo, el sospechoso llamará a la puerta de una residencia para ver si hay alguien en casa. Si alguien responde, preguntarán por una persona, pretendiendo que han llegado a la residencia equivocada. Para que usted y su hogar no sean un objetivo, tenga en cuenta lo siguiente:

• Mantenga todas las puertas y ventanas cerradas, incluso si está en su casa, solo se irá por un tiempo corto o "irá a la casa de al lado".

• Asegúrese de que todos las cerraduras funcionen correctamente.

• Esté atento a las personas que van de casa en casa, mirando por las ventanas o tocando puertas.

• Reportar personas sospechosas a la policía. Tome nota de la descripción física de la persona, la ropa, los tatuajes u otras características distintivas y proporciónele esa información a la policía.

• Mantenga todas las entradas a su residencia bien iluminadas y mantenga su jardin para evitar lugares donde esconderse.

Si tiene alguna información sobre estos crímenes, comuníquese con el Departamento de Policía de San Rafael al (415) 485-3000, o mediante el formulario de testigo silencioso en nuestra página web. www.srpd.org

 

 

 

 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.

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Last Modified: January 24, 2018 4:59 PST (by Holton)

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