String of burglaries targeting Apple products, police say

Police are investigating a string of burglaries in coastal and inland North County San Diego. Burglars have broken into at least a dozen businesses in the coastal areas of Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas, along with Poway, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch and Mira Mesa since mid-November, said sheriff’s Capt. Theresa Adams-Hydar, who oversees the Encinitas Sheriff’s station. Police are investigating whether the incidents are connected. All of the commercial burglaries have involved Apple products. No arrests have been made yet.

Adams-Hydar recommended businesses lock up or take home their Apple products, particularly portable laptops and tablets. “Harden your target,” she said.

Those with any information about the incidents are asked to contact Crime Prevention Specialist Jonathan Simon at 760-966-3588.