San Leandro police investigate rash of home burglaries

SAN LEANDRO (KRON) — Police are investigating a series of home burglaries in San Leandro that began Friday morning.

Five burglaries were reported in San Leandro’s Assumption Parrish and Bay-O-Vista neighborhoods within one day, according to police.

The first burglary happened at around 9:45 a.m. on Friday in the 2100 block of Bradhoff Avenue in the Assumption Parrish neighborhood.

The home’s surveillance video system shows two burglars going through a side gate of the yard then entering the house through the rear sliding glass door. The burglars searched the house, stole some items, then fled.

The burglars are two African-American males in their late teens to early 20s. They were both wearing hooded sweatshirts with the hoods covering their heads and jeans. They are driving what appears to be a red, 4-door, Honda Civic that has oxidized paint on the roof of the car.

At 8:50 p.m., police responded to four residential burglaries in the Bay-O-Vista neighborhood that happened within 30 minutes of each other.

In two of the burglaries, residents were inside of their homes when the burglars smashed the rear, sliding glass doors of the homes. The burglars did not go inside either of the homes.

The other two burglaries happened when no one was home. The thieves stole small items of value.

The Bay-O-Vista burglaries occurred in the 2200 block of Lakeview Dr., 1500 block of Regent Dr., 1800 block of Benedict Dr., and 1900 block of Marineview Dr.

“We need the public’s help in solving these crimes and preventing future ones from occurring,” said Lt. Robert McManus. “If you see a suspicious car or person in your neighborhood, please call us and let us investigate. We’d rather find out that they are there legitimately, rather than later learn that they burglarized a home or committed some other type of crime.”

Police are asking anyone with video surveillance camera systems in the Bay-O-Vista neighborhood to view their videos from Friday evening between 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and report anything suspicious to the Criminal Investigation Division at (510) 577-3230.

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