Palo Alto Reports Spike in Residential Burglaries

PALO ALTO (KRON) — Palo Alto police say they’re seeing a spike in the number of residential burglaries during this past month, particularly on the south side of the city.

Investigators say at least 15 homes were broken into during September of this year. That brings to 98 the total number of residential burglaries for the year. While that’s down slightly from the total from last year, officials say they’re concerned about the number of calls they’re getting from the south side.

Now authorities are circulating a sketch of the man suspected in at least one of the burglaries, one that happened September 24th on Cowper Street. In that case the man removed the screen from a bathroom window and climbed inside, police say. He got away with jewelry, cash, and electronics.

Investigators are looking into whether the same man is resposible for break-ins on Greer Road, Louis Road, Wesbster Street and others.

Authorities urge people to take caution and be aware of suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

Stay tuned to KRON 4, the KRON 4 Mobile App, and for the latest on this developing story.

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