BELMONT (KPIX) — Automotive thieves broke into 19 automobiles in a single Belmont neighborhood in a single day Thursday, making off with costly electronics together with laptop computer computer systems.
Christopher Love is aware of all too nicely what the victims are feeling.
“It’s a sense of violation — it’s a horrible, horrible feeling,” he stated.
Love says his work truck was focused in an identical housebreaking in close by Redwood Shores.
“They ransacked my truck. They went behind the seats, beneath the seats. They took each device that was obtainable in that truck,” Love recollects.
Belmont police say most of the automobiles have been left unlocked — straightforward targets for thieves who seem to have methodically labored their approach by way of the neighborhood.
Annoyed residents say it isn’t the primary time.
“We have been actually indignant and also you type of really feel unfortunate in a method since you by no means assume your automotive’s going to be robbed. I imply there’s all these automobiles sitting on the road and also you occur to be damaged into,” James Thompson informed KPIX.
Thompson was fortunate this time however he says his father’s automotive has been hit twice.
Neighbors say they’d wish to see patrols elevated within the space however they know there’s one easy factor they will do to place a brake on the the break-ins.
“My recommendation to anybody is ensure you lock your doorways and have your alarm on, in any other case you’re simply setting your self as much as be a sufferer of somebody breaking into your car and feeling violated after somebody takes the stuff that you simply’ve labored for,” Love suggested.