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April 16, 2013

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Joe

And here is the other half of the picture from a piece in the Examiner two weeks ago:

A prolific cellphone thief is apparently cashing in on the rising trend of thefts from offices.

In the past two weeks, South San Francisco police reported, a crook posing as a customer has stolen from a furniture store, two dental offices and two auto dealers. The same suspect also has struck businesses in Burlingame three times since Feb. 27.

The male suspect chats up employees and sticks around until they become distracted, then swipes iPhones and iPads from their desks, police said.

He was described as being in his mid- to late 30s, 6-foot-2 to 6-4, with shaggy brown hair. But he has since shaved his head, police said, and “appears to like wearing a T-shirt with a prominent LRG brand logo on the front.”

The man calls himself Mike or Michael and boasts about having recently inherited a large sum of money.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/blogs/law-and-disorder/2013/04/chatty-thief-hits-offices-south-san-francisco-burlingame#ixzz2Qg2V6T3l

jennifer

This technique has been used for several years-- one party distracts the owner, while the other gets in the home through the back. Unfortunately, many of us who get teams of canvasers through the neighborhoods have also learned not to answer the door. The Jehovahs, and other religious groups fall into this category, as well. I've also started to ignore the supposed students, selling newspapers or lunch coupons supporting sports teams. Awhile back, I heard that it is illegal to canvas without a license (?) not sure if anyone has ever been successful tracking down the offenders.

Tony  Bonano

Opened IRS Envelopes in Burlingame

Is anyone receiving opened IRS letters with a red stamp titled; "received in damaged condition".

In reviewing letter, this wasn't a situation of a letter getting caught in a roller.

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