Glenwood, Peacock Gap and Loch Lomond neighbors will be holding a meeting this Wednesday with the San Rafael Police Department to discuss a rash of residential burglaries that have occurred in the area in the past months.
San Rafael police officers have investigated over 15 cases of residential burglaries and have increased patrols in the area. Despite the added police presence, many neighbors say they still do not feel safe.
In several cases, the unknown suspect 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. Since the houses are left neat and not ransacked, many of the residents are unaware of the burglaries for days.
One neighbor, who wished to remain nameless, said that she had over $60,000-worth of jewelry stolen from her house in June.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Loch Lomond Yacht Club. Since the burglaries began, over 200 neighbors have signed up for email alerts about the cases and many are expected to attend the meeting, according to Koorosh Khashayar, the organizer of the Glenwood email list.
"Having a big turnout for the community meeting is crucial in keeping all informed and getting a consensus on how best to proceed with the issues that we have had in our community," he said.
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