A resident of the Hidden Oaks neighborhood in Blackhawk believes she was a victim of Danville's Piggybank Bandit. The homeowner says her house has been burglarized three times since mid-December, and during the last incident, a jar full of coins was taken from her husband's study.
The homeowner, who didn't want to be identified for safety reasons, said the first time they were burglarized was in mid-December. Then they were hit again on Jan. 29 and a third time on Feb. 5.
"We live in a gated community, and I thought it was actually happening at work," she said. "All that was taken at first was cash so I had no clue it was happening in my home."
The pattern is similar to a series of repeat break-ins reported on Patch last week: Burglar Makes Himself at Home in Danville — Returning Multiple Times and Even Taking Kid's Piggybank.
In fact, the Blackhawk homeowner didn't even realize she was a burglarly victim until she read the Patch article and figured out what was happening.
"I knew the third time it had happened in my house because I had gone out the night before and knew I had money in my billfold since I had been out to dinner with friends," she commented. "My billfold had been at home from 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and then my husband discovered he was missing money from his wallet."
The victim says the burglar also stole their house key.
Patch reported last week that police had a suspect, but Danville Police said Wednesday they are unable to comment as the investigation is still active. Police said last week that they believed there may have been additional victims.
If you are a resident of Blackhawk and think you may have been burglarized contact the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office at 925-736-1018.