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Piggybank Bandit Strikes Again?

Burglary victim in Blackhawk had cash and coin jar stolen, as did victim of repeated robberies in Danville.

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.

Louise February 13, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Hind sight is always 20-20! Haven't you ever had money "diappear" but don't really know whether you are just going crazy, or another family member took it? Totally understandable. The police would have thought you were crazy to report money missing out of my wallet! OR my son's piggy bank has been misplaced!
Danville Resident February 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Louise, the answer is NO I have been on this earth for 54 years and never had my 18 y/o son who lives with me and various other family members live with me throughout my life have decided to "dip into my money" nor have I from anyone. Also there house keys were missing didnt they miss them ?
Dave February 14, 2013 at 06:41 AM
It is hard being perfect...just ask the Pope.
Alanonian February 15, 2013 at 03:40 AM
Addiction to drugs and or alcohol is disease that can result in jail, institutions or even death. This is a classic example. I hope they all seek help.
Chris February 15, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Local TV stations reporting that police arrested a 25 year old man in connection with the string of piggybank robberies.

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