Video from a surveillance camera of the sign theft. Courtesy of the Los Altos Police Department.
BY ALLISON LEVITSKY
Daily Post Staff Writer
The Los Altos police yesterday released a surveillance video of someone stealing a 3-by-4-foot Yes on Measure C banner from a house at the corner of W. Edith and Los Altos avenues.
The video, which was taken from a commercial building across the street around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, was enhanced to make it easier to see the person stealing the banner and the car he or she drove off in.
The car appears to be a light-colored convertible. The thief was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, but police Sgt. Brian Jeffrey said the department hasn’t identified the thief or the make or model of the car.
Video of the sign thief’s suspected vehicle.
Mary Cunneen Lion paid $100 at Kinko’s for the banner on Sept. 18. She replaced the sign after it was stolen, and that banner is still there, she said.
Lion said she installed the sign with ropes and stakes on her friend’s property shortly after buying it and that the thief would have had to have trespassed to dismantle it.
If passed on Tuesday, Measure C would put a damper on downtown development by requiring voter approval of the sale or lease of the city-owned parking plazas.
Anyone with more information about the theft has been asked to call Jeffrey at (650) 947-2662 or the anonymous tip line at (650) 947-2774.