The Blotter | Two homes in town burglarized on the same night

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Two houses in Piedmont were apparently burglarized in the early morning of March 26.

Residents of a house on Dudley Court woke up in the early hours to their dogs barking. They found their front door wide open, and their car keys missing, according to Piedmont Police Department Captain Chris Monahan.

“It appears suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle in the driveway and then used the garage door opener to open the garage,” Captain Monahan said.

In addition to the missing keys, tools were also stolen. The cars stolen were a 2010 red Mini Cooper convertible and a 2018 green Toyota Highlander.

“A check of the cameras does not show the vehicles exiting the city,” Captain Monahan said.

Fingerprints were lifted from the scene. There is no further information.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., an area check was being conducted near the address of the burglary. An officer found a house on Dudley Avenue with an open garage. The officer contacted the resident and it was discovered that a bag of swim equipment and a garage door opener was stolen and their cars had been ransacked. The resident’s app reported the garage door was opened at 12:25 a.m.

Young woman accosted on Bonita

On March 24, a teen walking alone on Bonita Avenue was accosted by three male juveniles driving a stolen car. The incident took place at 4:42 p.m.

The three males got out of the car and attempted to take her purse and a bracelet from her wrist, according to Captain Monahan.

“She was not injured and quickly called police and provided a detailed description of the subjects and the vehicle,” he said.

After Piedmont police shared the information, a pair of Oakland police officers located the suspects and the vehicle in East Oakland. The vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day and the three were wanted for an armed carjacking, according to Captain Monahan.

The three juveniles were arrested and the case is currently under investigation.

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