Rincon Hill Condo Building Intrusion & Burglary Suspect
|February 28, 2011||Posted by jamie under Neighborhood Crime Watch||
From Community Patrol USA:
PATROL SPECIAL POLICE & 33 CLEMENTINA STREET – ADVISORY
02/27/2011 @ 20:20HRS APPROXIMATE – 33 CLEMENTINA STREET
Male building intruder entered the building through an exit door that was left open by a building resident. Intruder accessed the garage area and broke into a storage locker, making off with a number of items of unknown value using the HOA cart which was also stolen.
Building security cameras captured images of the (editor: suspected) intruder which appear above.
Patrol Special Police will be on the look-out for this person. If you see someone matching this description in the neighborhood – or anyone acting in a suspicious manner – please contact your building security or SFPD immediately.
If you see someone committing a crime or observe this intruder in your building, do not approach them as they could become violent. Please contact SFPD immediately!
Despite security systems, security cameras and sometimes despite security personnel physically on site, opportunistic thieves will still gain access to facilities and take advantage of any lapses in individual personal or building security efforts.
To help protect your property from this type of opportunistic crime, consider the following safety tips :
o Take the extra few moments to wait until automated garage gates have closed when entering or leaving a garage at home or at your office and ensure exit doors are securely closed before leaving them when entering or leaving. Entry through a closing garage gate or entry door is the most common way for such intruders to gain access to otherwise secure buildings. A few moments of your time could save a lot of trouble and expense for a fellow resident or office worker in your building.
o Take all valuable property from your vehicle and leaving nothing visible within the passenger compartment – even when parked in a secured or security patrolled garage. ALWAYS lock your vehicle. Thieves will typically go after obvious things they can see rather than wasting a lot of time and effort breaking into what appear to be empty vehicles.
o Lock your door at home at all times, whether you are home or not. Lock your office if you leave for a while and post a note for colleagues as to when you will return. Anyone who needs to get in will have a key, or will be able to locate you for your key.
o Mark valuable property with your name, address and phone or e-mail address either by etching or engraving to help police return stolen property they recover.
o Take note of anyone entering or walking around your building whom you don’t recognize and if you feel comfortable, chat with them to find out who they are and where they live or whom they are visiting. This attention may persuade a miscreant to leave immediately for a less vigilant location.
o Don’t allow anyone you do not know or recognize to enter through a security door after you without using their own access device or code. Anyone who legitimately should have access will understand your request and should comply willingly. If someone does not, notify security or building management or SF Patrol Special Police or SFPD if necessary.