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Burglar Uses Stolen Garage Opener To Steal $15K in Loot from Moraga Home

A thief used a garage door opener stolen in Antioch to steal $15,000 in property from a Moraga home on Monday afternoon, according to police.

Moraga police said a resident returned home to the 400 block of Fernwood Drive around 2:50 p.m. to find that someone had broken into their house and left the front door unlocked.

The last resident to leave the house earlier Monday had locked the home's doors around 11:30 a.m., police said.

Several computers, digital cameras, credit cards and other valuables estimated to be worth $15,000 in total were missing from the house, according to police.

Police said one of the residents' garage door openers had been stolen in Antioch earlier in the afternoon and it is believed that the suspect used the device to break in.

Officers responding to the burglary report found signs of forced entry in the house's garage area, police said.

-- Bay City News

c5 June 10, 2014 at 09:53 PM
How did they know the home address from stealing a garage door opener?
ferenc June 11, 2014 at 09:29 AM
paperwork/reg in the car?
c5 June 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM
You are probably right, forgot about that.
My Kids Dad June 12, 2014 at 02:26 PM
so why the forced entry if you have the garage door opener - something doesn't make sense!
ferenc June 12, 2014 at 04:00 PM
we have a deadbolted door between the garage and the rest of the house. a key is required to unlock it only from the garage side. i am amazed how quickly they made the hit, but it does make me think that it's not a crime of opportunity: how did they know there would not be anyone at home???

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