Police in Hillsborough believe a home alarm system prevented a break-in by scaring away a would-be burglar on Sunday night.
The alarm was activated at a home in the 800 block of Tournament Drive at about 9:40 p.m.
Someone had broken a window and attempted to remove a screen, police said.
Police believe the audible alarm likely scared the suspect away and prevented a burglary.
Anyone who might have seen anything suspicious in the area is asked to call Hillsborough police at (650) 375-7400 with any information.
Police are advising residents to activate or install home alarm systems and to immediately report any unusual activity in their neighborhoods.
-- Bay City News