are looking for three twentysomething men who tried breaking into a Pleasanton house mid-morning on Monday, then drove off after being caught red-handed.
Police have updated the car description: It is a 2000-2005 black Cadillac Deville four-door with unique aftermarket rims, lightly tinted rear windows and aftermarket front fender vents.
We are attaching a photo of the car to this article, as well as two sketches of two of the suspects.
Around 11:30 a.m., someone rang a doorbell on Regency Drive. The resident was home but decided not to answer it. Moments later, he saw a man in the side-yard trying to get in through a sliding window, according to a statement sent out by Sgt. Michael Collins.
When the would-be burglar saw the resident, he ran into the street and into a waiting black four-door sedan with two other men inside.
They sped through the Laguna Oaks development toward Foothill Road, as the resident called 911.
Officers were on their way to the home when another driver, turning onto eastbound Stoneridge Drive from Foothill, saw people inside a black sedan throwing things out of the window. She lost sight of the speeding car near Interstate 680, but thought the whole thing was odd and called police.
Officers responded and found discarded loot in the street that showed an address on Hopkins Way in Pleasanton. Police went to that house and found the home had in fact been broken into and ransacked.
Witnesses told police that the car in these two cases was similar.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who may have witnessed either of these crimes, or has information regarding the suspects and their car, should contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.
Residents are reminded that burglars will often check to see if a home is occupied by ringing the doorbell. If no one answers, these criminals feel comfortable entering the side or rear yards to look for access into the home.