Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police are investigating a string of eight auto burglaries that began in the wee hours of Monday, June 25 in the northeast part of town.
According to police reports, the first car broken into was hit at 5:53 a.m. at 615 Blossom Hill Road, near Roberts Road and Oak Rim Way. Officer John Alldredge responded to find the vehicle's rear window smashed.
It was then followed by another one at 6:01 a.m. around the same location. The car's passenger window was broken.
The next one netted the thieves some actual goods described in a police report as a wallet, ID and credit cards from a vehicle parked near the spot where the string started.
The fourth vehicle was also hit in the same area at 6:05 a.m. with burglars breaking the driver's side window and taking a wallet with a driver's license, a Social Security card and credit cards.
The fifth car was once again targeted in the same area at 6:06 a.m., once again the passenger's side window destroyed. It's not clear from the report what was taken from this vehicle.
The sixth car burglarized was reported to have occurred in the same area sometime after 9:30 p.m. June 24, with the burglar breaking one of the vehicle's windows and stealing a GPS unit and other items. The owner reported to police she found medical records inside the car that didn't belong to her.
Later that morning, two citizens reported personal property stolen from their vehicles parked along Bersano Lane at 9:21 a.m. and Penn Way at 10:11 a.m.
The burglaries are taking place despite the department's ongoing education of town residents to lock their cars and not leave personal belonging in their vehicles or exposed to possible car thieves.