Police in Orinda and Lafayette are investigating a curious case which started with an Orinda woman's brisk walk around the Lafayette Reservoir Thursday.
Apparently a thief or thieves made off with the homeowner's car while she walked around the reservoir with her child and returned to her home in her vehicle, entering the vacant residence and making off with "thousands" in valuables.
Neither Orinda or Lafayette police were immediately available to comment on the burglary, which took place on quiet Aspinwall Court, but neighbors said officers surrounded the home at around 10:45 a.m. Thursday and searched it. It is not believed the thief or thieves was found.
The burglar or burglars left the woman's car in her driveway.