There have been 5 commercial burglaries in Japantown during the past 3 weeks. The perpetrators throw a rock or sidewalk inspection cover through a storefront window, steal small items or change, and run away. The perpetrators have been males wearing a hooded sweatshirt or wearing a baseball cap. The victim businesses have been on Taylor and Jackson, from 4th Street to 6th Street and occur overnight.
We have alerted the SJPD night shift Officers, who have been aggressively patrolling the neighborhood. We’ve asked the Japantown Business Association to ask their members to remove/lock up money and valuable items and re-enforce their front doors/windows. We also asked the Japantown Neighborhood Association to be alert for suspicious activity during the overnight hours.
So far, our efforts have been successful; the burglaries have stopped. In order to maintain safety, we recommend on on-going Neighborhood Watch program. Please recognize our community is susceptible to burglaries, robberies, auto burglaries and assaults. If you see suspicious activity, please report it to the San Jose Police Department by calling 9-1-1. You can also text messages to 408 277-8911.
National Night Out 2020 will be on Tuesday October 6th. We encourage neighbors to step outside in the early evening and greet their neighbors so they can watch out for each other. If you would like information on crime prevention, contact the SJPD Crime Prevention Unit at 408 277-4311 or visit http://www.SJPD.org. Crime Prevention is under the Community tab.