a Sept. 27 burglary on Stagecoach Road in the Los Gatos Mountains is reporting another similar incident that took place the afternoon of Oct. 11 on Brush Road and Highway 17.The victim of
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the same suspects who are believed broke into her property stole thousands of dollars in electronics, antique jewelry and even a shotgun in this second crime.
The woman said the incident took place at around 1 p.m. with African American male suspects driving away in an older, reddish Sedan.
"... They are now
armed. I wanted to share with you so you can publish something more to
help warn neighbors of these guys. We really need the community's help
to catch them," she said.
The woman added it's also rumored that there have been eight burglaries in her remote mountainous neighborhood, she said she's not been able to confirm the info with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the incidents.
She said the suspects have also been spotted
on Black Road.
Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputy spokesman Ryan Kennedy said a detective is investigating the Sept. 27 incident and has interviewed the victim and checked on the condition of her dogs, which she said were beaten during the break-in.
Kennedy said the animals—two Boston Terriers—on the surface appeared to be fine.
However, Santa Cruz sheriff's deputy Nick Baldridge took pictures of her dogs' beating marks and said he would testify in court that they are traumatized since he is
a K-9 handler, the woman said.
Kennedy confirmed the burglary did take place on Brush Road and said the incident is still under investigation, but offered no details about the crime.