The number of late-December home burglaries jumped, according to a spokesperson for the San Jose Police Department.
The SJPD typically responds to 600 of these calls a month, the number of last year’s holiday-period home break-ins were significant. Neighbors say they were scared, especially since some of the suspects never bothered to hide their faces.
Some residents say their home surveillance systems caught everything on camera; the suspects seemed brazen.
One officer said he feels that part of the reason that home burglaries saw a spike, is because the San Jose Police Department doesn’t have enough active patrol cars on the street. The SJPD is currently short-staffed, he said.
Police are reminding residents to take common-sense measures, such as locking doors and windows and keeping curtains drawn.
Once the burglars are arrested, they’ll be booked at the Santa Clara County Main Jail.
Original article: San Jose police deal with spike in holiday home burglaries