The Foster City Police Department is investigating three separate incidents in which suspects entered or tried to enter homes and steal property.
The cases occurred between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday within two blocks of Edgewater Boulevard, according to police.
No one was home and no one was injured in any of the cases, though two residents had property stolen, police said. The stolen property included jewelry and electronic equipment.
Neighbors are urged to immediately contact the Police Department if people are seen loitering in neighborhoods or sitting in parked cars on the street.
A significant increase in residential burglaries in early 2011 was brought under control due to the alert and timely reporting by a resident of a suspicious person trying to enter her home.
Her call to police led to the arrest of a local burglar and the reduction in the number of burglaries the rest of the year.
The Police Department encourages residents to use good home security strategies to hinder suspects from entering their homes. Doors and windows should be closed and locked whenever possible.
The Police Department offers home security inspections free of charge and will provide residents with suggested corrective measures.