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Crime Alert: Attempted Break-ins

A resident on Santa Anita Avenue reported that an attempted break-in occurred at her home on Wednesday and members of the Neighborhood Watch spotted two men walking up driveways and ringing doorbells.

A member of the Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (ACONA) and a local Neighborhood Watch shared her experience with an attempted break-in this week and ACONA organizer Elliot Gold passed it along via email.

Resident Margaret Briggs shared:

I wanted to let you know that I had an attempted break in at my house on Santa Anita, just above Athens on Wednesday (1-2-13) in the morning. They tried to break the glass in my side door but couldn't (safety glass installed) so left. Two other members of our Neighborhood Watch saw two young men in a white car driving around, walking up driveways, ringing doorbells--basically looking for a home that was unoccupied to hit. I notified the sheriff and they took a report, but I'd like you to get the word out to other Neighborhood Watch groups to be on the look out.

Have you had any break-ins or attempted break-ins in your neighborhood? Have you seen anyone doing anything suspicious? Share in the comments section below.

Pat January 04, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Our neighborhood watch reported a burglary on North Lake above Palm Street on January 2nd between 11:30am and 4:30pm. The two dogs in the house were let out during the burglary. If you notice anything unusual or suspicious please call the sheriff's department. The sheriff's department needs to see a pattern of suspicious activity calls in an area in order to investigate. Report anything and everything, even if you're not sure it might be suspicious or something to be concerned about. Altadena is not as safe as you might think, and this occurred 3 blocks from the sheriff's station!
Ivan G January 05, 2013 at 06:21 AM
How about a description of the two men? If they were seen walking, witnesses should be able to say more than that they were young? And a little more of a description of the white car would be helpful.
Linda R January 05, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Practically everyone has a camera phone.......TAKE PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!
Linda R January 05, 2013 at 06:03 PM
no need for my feelings.
Ninja Girl January 05, 2013 at 06:13 PM
This is absolutely terrible.
Noel January 06, 2013 at 09:36 PM
My car was robbed on Santa Anita and Calavaras. I parked it overnight on the street. The thief took everything except my eyeglasses. I found those in the brush. My personal documents, books, roasting pan, mason jars and my phone charger were taken from my trunk. ODD. I made a police report.
Lorraine Pozniak January 08, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Crackheads will steal ANYTHING they think they can sell for a dollar or two to feed their habit...

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