Homeowner Loses $15,000 Worth of Property in Home Burglary on Friday

June 3, 2014 18:14 pm · 38 comments

At least one burglar stole $15,000 worth of property from a home in Concord on Friday, police said today.

When the homeowner in the 800 block of San Miguel Road returned to his home after work on Friday evening, he noticed his front door was open, Concord police said.

The homeowner had locked all windows and doors before leaving for work in the morning, but someone forced entry through a side yard entrance, police said.

The home had been ransacked and a camera, coin collection and miscellaneous coins were missing, police said.

Isabelle June 3, 2014 at 4:07 PM

What did they steal? Oh, coins…that must have been a nice collection.

Subterfuge June 3, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Come on people. It’s the 21st century. Get a home security system.

Dorothy June 3, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Security screen doors on any doors that can lead into the house would help. Install security on all windows and doors.

It's not the victims fault June 3, 2014 at 4:55 PM

It is the liberalization of all of the laws by those darn bleeding hearts.

Criminals should be running scared instead of running free.

Michelle June 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Sorry to hear about this, but it definitely sounds like it’s someone who knew your house.

Just me June 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Yea. You’re right. It’s the home owners fault. They should have known better. They should have had armed security guards and built a castle instead of a ranch style home.

How dare they feel their home should be secure while they’re away

From Clayton June 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Padlock your side gates, Katy bar outside door to garage and get ADT, or just put a fake alarm company post in your front yard. Oh, and don’t tell people about your awesome coin collection.

You Trusted Them June 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Used to be threat of long incarceration in State Prison was a deterrent to property crime (burglary). Back in 2011 our current Assemblywoman and State Senator made it all but impossible to send property criminals to State Prison by voting for AB109.

Property and other criminals now do their time in County Jail. Democrats also changed sentencing on 500 crimes under AB109 AND sentences handed down are automatically cut in half. An because convicted Felons are now serving multi-year sentences in County jails there is an overcrowding problem and since they have to hold onto Felons, misdemeanor property criminals are turned back out on the street.
Would not be surprised if insurance companies raise rates Statewide.

Atticus Thraxx June 3, 2014 at 5:22 PM

That sucks. Hope you get your stuff back.

Captain Jack Concord June 3, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Arrrgh, he be plunderin’ yer gold doubloons!

Dennis June 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

@#8 also, over 95% of criminal cases in CA are determined by plea bargains, so that the offenders don’t do nearly enough time locked up. and liberal parole policies are putting them back on the streets earlier, so they spend more time committing crimes than atoning for those they have already committed.

Anonymous June 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Not even a top priority for the Chief.

anon June 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Has this home owner used gardeners, painters, maid service or the like, lately?

Upset jet June 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Do what i do and line the tops of your side yard gates with lots of carpet tack strips. Wait until thr first burglar tries to climb and shreds his hands on the rusty spikes. Also a great way to keep neighborhood cats off your fences.

anon June 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Keep in mind skanky delivery people as well as all the service personnel mentioned above who visit your neighbors’ houses.

Suggestion June 3, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Before signing a multi year contract with an alarm company check with people you know that already have their system. Then think how easy it would be to avoid tripping that system just by not using a protected door or how easy it would be to gain entry, grab stuff and be gone before police arrive.

Put up an outside alarm bell box so it it’s visible from the street along with old style camera housings that are also visible from the street. Dirt bags avoid something that might give an instant loud local alarm, because, basically they are cowards.

Sorry to say, these days it is all about making your house look too risky for the dirt bags to risk and making the neighbors house look like easy pickings. Sad but true.

@ Subterfuge #2 June 3, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Home security systems aren’t the prevention method they would like you to think they are. My good friend’s home was burglarized while she was at work, and the system was on and working. They just smashed the door, made a quick grab and were gone before the cops showed up. Got a huge dog now……let them try something again!!!

@#9 June 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM

In California, you would probably be sued by the burglar for nerve damage to his hands and he’d win. Nice to see people still blaming the victim on here too. Keep up the good work. [California swirling the drain…]

Old Timer June 3, 2014 at 7:38 PM

It is well worth getting an alarm system. They all require a contract for so many years. Also make sure you get a smoke detector and motion sensors as well as window sensors that are connected to the system take it from someone who knows how well they work. The Fire Department and Police department respond very quickly.Monatronics is a good company we have had them for many years. Cost is 49.99 a month. A good investment.

lg June 3, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Get a gun and protect your family and property!!!

lg June 3, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Shoot to kill if someone invades your privacy!!!

Crybaby June 3, 2014 at 8:57 PM
Wise Owl June 3, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Check your acquaintances. Tthey know more than you think about your house and belongings and hours away.
word to the wise

Simplisafe June 3, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Just get Ssimplisafe it is a lot better than ADT.

Caught at Premier Inn! June 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Kpix 5 just reported that they burglars responsible for this and several others were caught after they tried to leave some of the stolen property behind in the room they rented at the Premier Inn in concord.
Mayor needs to get the info on that!

CLAYCORD.com June 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

@Caught at the Premier Inn, Claycord.com reported that yesterday. The suspects for another burglary were located at the Premier Inn, not the suspects in this case.


KAD June 3, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Thank you Mayor, on top of things as usual.

dilligafman June 4, 2014 at 6:06 AM

The best security system is mine,140+lb. ROTWIELLER!!!

mb June 4, 2014 at 7:07 AM

House got robbed in Concord of some $15,000 worth of stuff. They broke in and ransacked the house. And what they are going through right now. Basically lost everything, sentimental things, jewelry, coin collection, you name it. And on the news page, what do some commenters do? As usual, blame the victims. ” You should have a dog, you should have a security system, locked gates, you were asking for it, blah blah blah… Wait? What about the thief’s who did it? I am sick of this blame the victim mentality. Yes take precautions, but bad things happen sometimes. But please, blame the criminals, not the victims. Yes there are reasonable things we can do to reduce the possibility. But what, we should all have bars on our windows, live in fear and buy guard dogs to live without being robbed? Every time. They blame the victims..

Anon June 4, 2014 at 7:17 AM

@ # 6 You forgot a moat with alligators too!

A Police Officer once told me If someone really wants access into your home they will find a way, alarm or not. The alarm just gives them less time but they can still grab some things.

Disgusting June 4, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Sorry for this person’s loss. Having your home burglarized is not fun. I had the creeps for a long time after my place was broken into. It’s a real intrusion on one’s life. I hope these dirtbags are caught.

Jackson June 4, 2014 at 7:41 AM

@ #14 get tangle foot it’s like tar smear it on the tops of you fences.
It is very hard to remove from your hands etc.

formeremployee June 4, 2014 at 12:01 PM

We had about $4000 worth stolen from our place off san miguel a couple of years ago, mostly tools and disabled access equipment, none of which were ever recovered. Most of the neighbors have had burglaries recently (we just dont right into claycord when it happens), so most houses now have security systems and cameras. If the people robbed in this instance don’t have a camera, they should talk to they’re neighbors, who probably do.

Silva June 4, 2014 at 12:52 PM

#32, THAT’s really using your thinking cap! Truly a great idea.

NRA #1 fan and member June 4, 2014 at 1:55 PM

$15,000 sounds about right, if it was a RENTER who had been robbed about $150 worth of stuff would have been stolen as I keep hearing “renters are the new poor”.

Guap June 4, 2014 at 4:41 PM

re… upset jet

wait until a cop, or his canine is jumping your fence and gets shredded….

John H. June 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

security system is exactly what he needed… also, knowing who you show your precious property.. clearly they stole “specific” coins, and not all of them.. they knew what they were taking.. unless it was a $14,000 camera

@John H June 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

How can you possibly conclude from the information given that “clearly they stole specific coins and not all of them”? Maybe they stole the whole safe. Maybe you’re the burglar. Is your name Dustin Frieberger by any chance?

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