Since mid September the San Rafael Police Department has been investigating a series of residential burglaries in the Glenwood and Peacock Gap areas. Fifteen burglaries have been reported in the past several weeks.
The suspect(s) generally gain access through unlocked window and doors. The suspect(s), while not ransacking the home, search for jewelry and cash. The items are then stashed in a pillowcase stolen from the house. The premises are left so neat that the residents are sometimes unaware of the burglaries for days.
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. Additionally, check the perimeter of your home and remove any items that may be used by a burglar to stand on and access windows. Please see our burglary prevention checklist.
San Rafael Police have increased patrols in the area and investigators are following up on any and all leads. We are also asking residents to report any suspicious people or vehicles in the area by calling 415-485-3000 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.