Thousands of dollars worth of property were reported stolen Sunday from two vehicles parked at the at 1451 Middlefield Rd.
The robbery occurred in the museum parking lot between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday while the owners were inside the museum, said Palo Alto police Sgt. Wayne Benitez.
Police found a popped lock on one of the cars, a Ford Expedition, and believe a coat hanger or slim jim was used to unlock the door. Built-in TV screens, a stereo system, amplifier, speakers and $200 in cash were stolen from the vehicle.
The rear window of the second vehicle, a Toyota Tundra pick-up, was smashed, and a black duffel back containing a Samsung tablet and miscellaneous clothes were taken.
The total value of the property missing from both cars is $4,300, said Sgt. Benitez.
No evidence was recovered from the scene, and there is no video surveillance at the museum lot.
Benitez said that, unfortunately, break-ins at the parking lot are a frequent occurrence.