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Caught on Cam: Palo Alto Burglars Break Into Home as Cats Watch

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    Caught on Cam: Palo Alto Burglars Break Into Home

    A Palo Alto resident's security camera captured a pair of burglars breaking into a home as the family's cats looked on. Neither animal was harmed, police say. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014)

    Police on the Peninsula are asking for the public’s help identifying a pair of burglars caught on security video breaking into a home while a couple of cats looked on.

    The Palo Alto resident’s surveillance video captured the break-in Tuesday evening and recorded images of the suspects until of them noticed the camera and disabled it, Palo Alto police said.

    No one was at home at the time of the burglary. Police say the two men seen in the video stole a laptop computer and some jewelry from the home.

    Shortly after the burglar left the home, the cats also exited, but they were soon reunited with their owner, police said.

    According to police, both suspects appear to be in their 30s, about 5’10”, with medium builds. Both appear to have mustaches and goatees, and were wearing eyeglasses and light-colored hats.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Palo Alto Police Department.

    So far in 2014, there have been 107 residential burglaries in Palo Alto, police said.