Residential burglary on Toyon Road
Incident Date and Time: Sunday, August 28th, 2022, at approximately 11:40 am
Type of Crime/Incident: Residential Burglary
Location: Toyon Road, Atherton
Suspect Information: Black Mercedes 550 4 door vehicle. Driver was a Caucasian or Hispanic male, in his 20's, wearing an orange hat, black clothing and red shoes. Passenger was a Caucasian or Hispanic female, in her 20's, wearing a red hoodie and black shoes.
On Sunday, August 28th, 2022, at approximately 11:40 am, surveillance cameras notified residents of 2 persons walking outside their home. The residents heard the suspects open their rear sliding door. While resident was shouting in the house, suspects fled and were seen leaving in a black Mercedes 550 4 door vehicle. No loss reported at this time.
This incident is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Atherton Police Department at 650-688-6500.
The absolute best way to prevent becoming a victim of burglary is to properly protect your home and your valuables. You can greatly assist our crime prevention efforts by doing the following:
1. Keep all doors and windows locked, even when you are home.
2. When you are not home, making it appear that someone is home by keeping lights on, installing light timers, leaving on the TV or a radio.
3. Install exterior lighting.
4. Do not keep valuables in your master bedroom as this area is a common target of burglars.
5. Keep valuables well-hidden and consider using a safe bolted to the floor and/or wall.
6. Keep valuables out of your car and lock your car doors.
7. Install an alarm system and security cameras (strongly consider having your alarm system monitored for free by our PD Dispatch Center by calling 650-688-6500).
8. Schedule a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) review of your home by, one of our specially trained CPTED officers, by calling us at 650-688-6500.
The Atherton Police Department’s crime prevention efforts are meant to strengthen the partnership between our residents and the community that we serve. But none of these ideas will help unless they are used properly. Failing to lock doors and windows or to turn on security lighting and alarms will represent a failure of the overall protection system for the home. We hope that together, we can enhance the quality of life in Atherton and make our great community as safe and secure as possible.