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Albany police ask public to review home surveillance for burglar

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A pair of nighttime burglaries of occupied homes in 24 hours has prompted Albany police to ask residents to review video of home security monitoring systems.

Both incidents happened on Aug. 2 and police said:

“[Both] appear to have been made through unsecured access points in the home.”

The first was at 2:50 a.m. on Taft Avenue, west of San Pablo Avenue, where an intruder entered a home, possibly through an unsecured door, but was frightened and fled southbound on Taft.

The second incident was at 11:25 p.m. the same day in the 500 block of Kains Avenue, when an intruder using a flashlight entered a home and woke the resident. When the resident called out, the person fled. The suspect descriptions in both incidents are similar: An adult male about 6 feet tall with a thin build and wearing dark clothing.

Residents who have camera security systems are asked to review video recorded between 10:30 p.m. Aug. 2 to 12:30 a.m. Aug. 3 to see if it shows someone matching the description. Any potentially useful video should be saved, police said.

In an announcement, the Albany Police Department said:

“We also encourage anyone who may have seen anything suspicious that could relate to these burglaries, in either area, to call the police department with the information.”

The Albany Police Detective Division can be reached at (510) 525-7300.

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