Here is the homeowner's perspective: "This happened live this morning while we were upstairs. I think he broke in a few minutes before 9 am (when I heard a thump). I looked out the windows from upstairs expecting to see a branch down or the city working on the streets cleaning up post-rains. Then heard a second one that definitely sounded unusual. At that point, I went downstairs, saw my bike outside (it had been suspended from the ceiling) and could see him rummaging through our garage. I called 911 immediately, kept an eye on his only escape route, but NOT wanting to be seen. The police arrived in 5 minutes! There had been a break-in on the other end of Carbonera, so the first car was nearby. Eventually, 5 cars were there. Thanks to the police for the fast response! The guy apologized as he was led out... nothing was lost."
If you don’t feel safe, call 9-1-1. If you or a neighbor sees people they do not recognize from the neighborhood walking in the alleys or between houses, call in a “suspicious person” to 9-1-1 and let the SCPD check out the stranger.