Early Morning Burglary In Lafayette Stuns Homeowner

A Lafayette resident wakes up to a loud noise Monday -- and finds a strange man in her living room.

Patch has been informed of a sizable police response to the area of 3100 Old Tunnel Rd. after a resident living in the area reported hearing a loud noise and waking up to find a man rummaging through her living room.

It appears the homeowner was asleep when the intruder kicked in her front door at 6:38 a.m. Monday. The resident at first thought some boxes had fallen but went to check and saw the man with a flashlight going through the residence.

Lafayette police are on the scene and are reportedly searching the area. No suspect description is available at the present time.

We'll update this story as it develops.

Bailey Lee January 09, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Thank God it was "only" a burglar, but who knows the next time bec there WILL be a next time for somebody in Lamorinda. You basically have two choices: self defense or becoming a victim. Get a dog and get a gun (but learn how to use it from a professional). If you can't handle a gun, get a bat or a machete. Or you can lay down and take it. Good luck with that.
Brad Katkowsky January 09, 2012 at 05:59 PM
The tweakers are getting up earlier these days. Glad the people weren't hurt. Hope they catch Mister Front Door. Description???
Tim Davis January 09, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Kicking down the front door and entering. Not exactly subtle. Sounds like these people are getting more and more desperate.
Crowley January 12, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Wow. That is brazen and scary. We have an alarm system with panic buttons for police and fire, plus a remote with those buttons that I keep upstairs. This is the kind of scenario I envisioned when we got our system. So glad no one was hurt, but I feel terrible for that poor woman. How terrifying.
c5 January 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM
scary indeed. we just had a neighborhood watch meeting two days ago with a couple of people from the lafayette pd, and they went through some very useful information. what this sleezebucket did was the exception not the rule, but it does seem like there are more and more instances of burglaries in lafayette these days. the main message from the pd to us was to try to make our house and our neighborhood less attractive a target than the next house and neighborhood. we are pretty good at our house (everything always locked, alarm that is used all the time when we are away, 2 dogs, etc), but if someone wants to get into your house they will find a way.


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