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Home Alarm Scares Off Hillsborough Burglar

The attempted break-in occurred Sunday night.

Police in Hillsborough believe a home alarm system prevented a break-in by scaring away a would-be burglar on Sunday night.

The alarm was activated at a home in the 800 block of Tournament Drive at about 9:40 p.m.

Someone had broken a window and attempted to remove a screen, police said.

Police believe the audible alarm likely scared the suspect away and prevented a burglary.

Anyone who might have seen anything suspicious in the area is asked to call Hillsborough police at (650) 375-7400 with any information.

Police are advising residents to activate or install home alarm systems and to immediately report any unusual activity in their neighborhoods.

-- Bay City News

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