Orinda police are cautioning residents to be careful after a rash of home burglaries on the south side of the city this week.
Police Chief Bill French said he strongly suggests residents have a house alarm and make sure they set it. He also urged residents to call police whenever they see something suspicious, such as a door-to-door salesman or person who looks out of place.
â€śWeâ€™d rather get a false call or spend our time contacting the gardener or the plumber instead of taking a burglary report,â€ť he said.
There were two attempted burglaries Wednesday around 2:30 p.m., both foiled by a home alarm system, he said. â€śMost burglars would go home and call it a day,â€ť French said. â€śNot this guy. He went on to hit six houses.â€ť
The burglar made off with jewelry and even TVs in the middle of the day.
To report suspicious activity, call police dispatch at 925-284-5010.