Tag Archive for: distraction burglary

From the E-Policing newsletter, sent today at around 1:00 pm:

On April 6th, 2010 at 3:15 PM an elderly distraction burglary occurred at the 2200 block of Glendale Blvd. The victim was approached by a male white who stated he needed to examine a cable wiring to the rear of her residence. She accompanied the male to the rear of the property and while there, a second suspect entered her residence and removed U.S. currency from her purse. Both suspects then fled the location. No vehicle was seen. The vict describe the suspect as Male White, Brown hair, Brown eyes, 5’10, 170 lbs, 25-30 years old. He was wearing a yellow shirt with “Tom Cat” written on the breast pocket and dark pants.

Please advise your neighbors of this in case they are not signed up for E-policing.

There are several things that you can do to prevent being a victim:

  • Do not answer your door to anyone that you do not know, even if they say it’s an emergency and need help
  • If they say they are from a utility service or other entity, ask for ID and/or phone the company and verify if they are representatives
  • Do not leave a worker inside your home while another one leads you around your home or yard
  • Report suspicious activity or people loitering in the area.

For emergencies, call 911
For Non-Emergencies call 1-877-ASK-LAPD

Be careful out there!