Theft by False Pretenses: At 9 a.m. on Sept. 18, a Saratoga resident received a phone call from an unknown suspect claiming to work for Apple and instructing the victim to provide money via iTunes gift cards so he could repair the victim’s computer. The victim complied, but the computer was not repaired, and their total loss was about $600.
Petty Theft: Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 21, an unknown suspect cut a lock and took a bicycle at Redwood Middle School on Fruitvale Avenue for a total loss of about $500.
False Impersonation: At 7:37 a.m. on Sept. 22, a Saratoga resident received a phone call from an unknown suspect claiming to be a lawyer for the victim’s nephew, who they said was in jail and in need of bail money. The victim wired the suspect about $1,880.
Arson: Between noon on Sept. 22 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 26, a wooden fence of a residence in the 18000 block of Montewood Drive was set on fire.
Identity Theft: On Sept. 29, a Saratoga resident received information indicating unknown suspects used the victim’s personal information to apply for three credit accounts. They obtained one and made a fraudulent purchase with that account for a total loss of about $525.
Attempted Residential Burglary: Between 1:40 a.m. and 1:55 a.m. on Sept. 30, unknown suspects attempted to enter a residence in the 20000 block of Glen Brae Drive using a yard statue to strike the front door, activating the home alarm system. It did not appear as though the suspects gained entry.
Attempted Residential Burglary: At 5:21 a.m. on Sept. 30, unknown suspects attempted to enter a residence in the 12000 block of Woodside Drive using a neighbor’s landscape brick to break a window. The suspects did not gain entry.
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Source:: The Mercury News