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Police Hunt For Brazen Home Burglars

Area law enforcement are on the look out for two suspects who broke into a residence on Archglen Way in San Jose the morning of Friday, Oct. 18 and were caught red-handed by the homeowner's video surveillance camera.

Area law enforcement are on the look out for two suspects who broke into an Archglen Way residence in San Jose Friday, Oct. 18 and were caught red-handed by the home video surveillance camera. Screenshot of SJPD residential burglary flierbu
Area law enforcement are on the look out for two suspects who broke into an Archglen Way residence in San Jose Friday, Oct. 18 and were caught red-handed by the home video surveillance camera. Screenshot of SJPD residential burglary flierbu
Area law enforcement are on the lookout for two suspects who broke into a residence on Archglen Way in San Jose the morning of Friday, Oct. 18 and were caught red-handed by the homeowner's video surveillance camera.

The male suspects entered the residence at about 11:30 a.m. through an unlocked rear window and unbeknown to them, the resident had a security video camera recording from inside one of the bedrooms, police said.

Information about the brazen residential burglary was being discussed on the Belwood Belgatos Los Gatos private social neighborhood network Nextdoor.com.

A resident in that community forwarded to Los Gatos Patch the SJPD flier, authored by SJPD Sgt. Roger Semore, alerting the community about the crime with the hope that dissemination of the information would help apprehend the burglars.

In the video footage, the suspects were seen low-crawling through the house to avoid setting off the motion detector alarm.

Once inside the bedrooms, the suspects were seen taking several high value items and placing them into bags.

It appeared as though the suspects were listening to a scanner throughout the burglary. They are seen on camera making a phone call shortly before exiting the residence, indicating a probable pick-up driver in the area.

The suspects caught on video fit the description of a prowler call in the same area on Oct. 17, said the flier.

In that case, the suspects knocked on a front door and walked to the backyard after no one answered. They were scared off and last seen running to a waiting 2005 Blue Chevy Tahoe or similar, police said.

The authenticity of the police flier was confirmed by Los Gatos/Monte Sereno police Sgt. spokesman Stephen Walpole who said the local department didn't have any additional information regarding the incident.

SJPD Det. Jesus Mendoza said, indeed, the department, in collaboration with other area law enforcement, are hoping to catch the burglars.
 
If residents recognize or have any further information on the suspects, they're asked to contact Sgt. Semore at 3789@sanjoseca.gov.


Jeffrey Bachman October 21, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Smile suckers!! These two are headed for stardom in Reality TV!! Either that or they are going to be the laughing stock of the local penitentiary.
Marilyn Leonard October 21, 2013 at 05:24 PM
I hope someone recognizes them soon and they get put away for a long time.
Mckenna Smith October 21, 2013 at 06:55 PM
BUSTED!!!! Hope Beavis & Butthead get caught. Help catch these burglars!!! Share this Post!!
Dean October 21, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Excellent! Cameras are a great way to combat these morons from terrorizing our neighborhoods. This is where a guard-dog comes in handy, too -- rip these low-lifes’ to shreds! It's too bad our law's here in CA limit us from shooting such people in the knee-caps. LG was once a very safe and secure place to live... I don't know about that anymore. It also doesn't help that we now have such a small number of law enforcement officers patrolling our streets... especially, in the evenings. LG is too large a city for so few of them to keep our streets safe. Maybe this should be another topic Patch should publish -- possibly an investigation of the LG police department to validate whether or not we are adequately staffed. As a citizen, I'm concerned, and think I speak for others who may now be wondering the same thing.
Lori October 22, 2013 at 10:50 AM
The "security" camera was in the bedroom???? LOL Whatever, I hope they catch these two thugs.
Herbert Whalen October 22, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Kudos for posting this story....Once again the Mercury News failed in reporting/posting the story/pictures....@Dean there are 900+ current/new police officers at SJPD that would love to work for LGPD and their citizens. This burglary occurred in south san jose far from LG border, unfortunately burglaries in san jose are out of control, and it will spread to neighboring communities in time...stay vigilant and support your police; You have seen 1st hand how not run/ruin a city....stay safe LG
Julie Scopazzi October 22, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Are these the same guys who burglarized the homes on Stagecoach and Brush in the Santa Cruz Mountains? We need to catch these guys and send a clear message that we will not tolerate crime in our communities.
Sheila Sanchez (Editor) October 22, 2013 at 04:00 PM
@Julie Scopazzi, no, those suspects have a different description than these suspects. Also, this burglary took place near Silver Creek Valley Road and Hwy 101 in San Jose, so it is pretty far away from Los Gatos. We posted it because it was sent to us by a Los Gatos resident after it was being circulated on the Belwood-Belgatos Nextdoor.com site.
Julie Scopazzi October 22, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Thanks for the clarification. I drive by the poster on Hutchinson Road everyday and recently saw that the same burglars hit a home on Brush Road. It seems to me if they have 6 digits of the license plate number there should have been some movement on the case by now. Definitely opened our eyes and are beefing up our security.
Sheila Sanchez (Editor) October 22, 2013 at 04:18 PM
@Julie Scopazzi, yes, we reported on that second burglary on Brush Road. Hope police catch these guys soon.
Julie Scopazzi October 22, 2013 at 04:20 PM
Thank you for getting the word out. I totally rely on the Los Gatos Patch for breaking news in my community.

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