San Rafael police are investigating 15 residential burglaries in the Glenwood and Peacock Gap neighborhoods over the past weeks, according to spokesman Charly Taylor.
The suspect generally gains access through unlocked windows and doors, and searches for jewelry or cash. The items are then stashed in a pillowcase stolen from the house. The number of suspects involved in the burglaries is unknown.
Since the houses are left neat and not ransacked, many of the residents are unaware of the burglaries for days, according to Taylor.
“To reduce your chances of being targeted, lock all doors and windows when leaving your home, even for a short period of time and install an alarm system with motion detectors and window sensors,” he said.
San Rafael police have increased patrols in the areas. They are asking residents to report any suspicious people or vehicles in the area by calling 415-485-3000 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.
Do you know how to protect yourself from a burglary? Please see the San Rafael Police Department's burglary prevention checklist.
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