The attempted burglary was interrupted by the resident and was one of three daytime burglaries that occurred over the last week, with at least two committed by the same team, according to police reports. However, a surveillance camera picked up a shot of the car, which has now been released to the media, along with sketches of the two.
A man was at his home in the 8000 block of Regency Drive at about 11:35 a.m. when he heard his doorbell ring. He chose not to answer the door, but moments later, spotted a man trying to enter the home by forcing open a sliding window on the side yard.
"Upon being seen by the resident, the would-be burglar fled to the street and into an awaiting black, four-door sedan with two occupants," according to a news release. "The vehicle sped out of the Laguna Oaks development toward Foothill Road."
The homeowner called Pleasanton Police Department to report the incident, and as officers were headed to the scene a driver turning onto Stoneridge Drive from Foothill Road saw the occupants of a black sedan throwing several items out of their car.
The driver lost sight of the car near I-680 but drove to the Pleasanton Police Department to report what she had seen. Officers who recovered the discarded property on Stoneridge Drive found miscellaneous items showing an address in the 800 block of Hopkins Way. When police went to that residence, they discovered the home had been broken into and ransacked.
Witnesses described the suspect vehicle in the two cases as being similar to a Cadillac DTS, with gold trim. The suspects are described as one Hispanic male and two black males, all in their mid-20s.