Walnut Creek residents asked to take precautions after multiple burglaries reported

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif, (KRON) — Authorities are asking residents to take precautions after multiple home burglaries were reported Friday night in Walnut Creek, the Walnut Creek Police Department (WCPD) said in a press release.

Two burglaries and one attempted burglary happened between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. WCPD says the suspects, who are still at large, target homes during hours when it’s dark out and when residents might be out of their home.

At around 9:09 p.m., police responded to an incident on the 600 block of Rock Oak Road for an audible burglary alarm, according to police. Officers then found a rear sliding glass door smashed and determined at least one person entered the home.

A witness saw a black Mercedes sedan parked near that residence with three people associated with the vehicle in the area, WCPD said.

At around 9:30 p.m., a resident arrived at their home on Windchime Court (approximately two miles away from Rock Oak Road) and called police to report a small black sedan in the middle of the street. Police said the resident saw three subjects in dark clothing running away from a nearby home.

That black sedan drove away from the scene with its lights off, police said. However, WCPD did not confirm if that was the same black Mercedes sedan.

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Police believe firearms may have been stolen in one of the burglaries.

WCPD says if anybody has information related to these incidents, contact Detective Sergeant Joe Njoroge at 925-256-3573.

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