In the wake of Altadena Sheriff’s Station Captain John Benedict wants the community to be aware and alert.
Benedict shared information about recent burglaries with Patch via email Friday.
Some common threads in the burglaries are:
- They occur in the late afternoon to early evening hours, about 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- They seem to be targeting residences under construction and owners on vacation.
- The items taken range from electronics, jewelry, collectable coins, and cash. Most items they can quickly grab and run with.
- Residences are accessed from the rear by prying doors and/or rear windows being shattered
If anyone sees suspicious activity (persons or vehicles), he or she is urged to call the Altadena Sheriff’s Station.
When reporting suspicious activity, it is especially helpful to give police a good description of the person(s) or vehicle(s). People can be described by gender, race, height, weight, distinctive features and clothing descriptions.
Vehicle details include whether it is a car, truck or other vehicle, make and/or model and distinct features (tinted windows, specialized rims, accident damage, or decals).
Reporting parties should also give police a good contact number for all witnesses so police can call them back for further information if necessary.
Have you seen anything suspicious lately? Do the common threads in recent Altadena burglaries differ from what you may have experienced?