Burglars busy on day usually reserved for relaxation

On Sunday, September 23 a house burglar in the 100 of College Way didn’t just take jewelry or electronics, he took the whole front door. A realtor in charge of the home was contacted by a neighbor and told that the front door of the residence was left open. The realtor arrived to find that the door was missing altogether. The oven and a couple silk plants were also missing. Police believe the burglar entered the home by using the realtor’s key stored in a secured lock box at the location.  The damage is estimated at about $1450. There are no suspects at this time.

A couple of residents in the 800 block of Kent Drive received an unpleasant surprise when they discovered a person they assumed was a family member in the house was actually a burglar. By the time the discovery was made it was too late. The burglar took off with a watch valued at $200. He is described as a 30-year-old white male, weighing about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan shirt with numbers written on it.

A visitor of the Claremont Colleges arrived on campus around 5:30 p.m. and was unable to leave, and not because of a newfound love for Claremont or because of an impromptu sleepover. The visitor returned to their Jeep, parked in the 500 block of Ninth Street, to find that all 4 wheels were missing. The Jeep was found idle atop a set of blocks. The stolen tires are an estimated $800 to replace.

Check out our entire Claremont police blotter Saturday.


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