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Burglars Strike Twice in Belmont Over Weekend
Contact: Captain Patrick Halleran, Public Information Officer - Belmont Police Department (650) 595-7430
Belmont Police are investigating burglaries, which occurred on these past Friday and Saturday nights, in the western end of the City. The burglaries appear to be the latest in a series occurring on the Peninsula.
On Friday, March 22, at approximately 8:30 PM, a resident in the 4100 block of Skymont Dr was watching TV when he heard a loud noise. Moments later he saw what appeared to be a flashlight in his hallway. The resident called out and an unidentified suspect fled from the home. The resident discovered then that the suspect had shattered the rear sliding glass door and apparently exited the way they entered. Belmont Police responded and searched the surrounding area, but no suspect was found. The suspect was apparently scared off before anything was taken.
On Saturday, March 23, at approximately 6:35 PM, a resident on Somerset Ct called 9-1-1, reporting a window in their home had just been broken. Upon arrival officers learned that the resident, a man in his 80’s, was home when he heard a window shatter. When he went to investigate, the resident encountered two males fleeing the home. One of the suspects, a Hispanic male, approximately 25 or 26 years old, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans, pushed the resident, who fell. The resident was treated at the scene by San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department paramedics, for non life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital. The suspects fled in a black BMW sedan, believed to be a 2014 – 2016 328i GT or 335 GT. A similar vehicle was captured on a neighbor’s home security camera shortly before the burglary.
These burglaries are believed to be part of a series of similar residential burglaries, which have occurred in Belmont and other Cities on the Peninsula. Belmont PD continues to work with those jurisdictions and are sharing leads. Anyone with information on either of these crimes, especially those with security camera video of the suspects and/or their vehicle, are asked to contact Belmont PD at (650) 595-7400 or email@example.com.
Photo of possible suspect vehicle from neighbor's security video