City of Sacramento Police Department

Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818


For Immediate Release No. 20110825-145
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Worth Its Weight In Gold

The Sacramento Police Department is warning the community of an increase in a current robbery and burglary trend. With the rising price of gold and other metals nearing all time highs, thieves are looking for these precious commodities.

Due to the extremely high value of metals, the community is cautioned about robbers and burglars targeting victims for their gold or copper. Homes, businesses and other entities have fallen prey to copper thefts. Many victims have had gold jewelry stolen right from their person.

Walk with a friend and always stay in well-lit areas. The use of alarm systems and surveillance cameras are good options for keeping you, your family and your home safe. There are many other personal safety tips and ways to protect your home on our website at

Police want to remind you to be mindful of your surroundings and call if you notice suspicious persons or activities. It is important for residents to watch out for one another and keep each other informed of what is occurring in the neighborhood.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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