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Brazen Burglars Strike While Residents Sleep

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
A press release from the Manhattan Beach Police Department:

On May 3, 2014, Manhattan Beach Police Department received two calls relating to residential burglaries, which had occurred during the early morning hours.  

The first incident was reported to have occurred in the 4400 Block of The Strand between 2:45 a.m and 8:45 a.m., while the residents were home asleep.

The investigation revealed the suspect(s) entered the location through an unlocked sliding glass door. The victims reported property stolen, to include: iPhone, wallet and car keys.  

The second incident was reported to have occurred in the 200 Block of Shell Street between 5:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., while the residents were home asleep.

The investigation revealed the suspect(s) entered the location through an unlocked door. The victims reported property stolen, to include: iPhone, computer, keys and other personal items.  

Both locations were processed for potential evidence and the crimes are under investigation.  

In addition, two vehicles, which were parked in the 200 Block of Shell Street were entered during the night and a purse was reported stolen. Both vehicles had been left unlocked.  

Neighborhood Watch would like to remind our residents, that crime can significantly be reduced if homes and vehicles are locked. For more information about Neighborhood Watch, please call (310)802-5184 
ManBchMom May 05, 2014 at 04:37 PM
I am glad the Manhattan Beach police are now taking their jobs seriously and are collecting evidence from the scenes of residential burglaries. In 1991 my home was burglarized at night while my husband and I were upstairs sleeping. We woke in the morning to find that our tv, vcr, stereo, cash, and various other household items were gone. My keys were taken and the burglar made his get a way with all our belongings in my car which had been parked on the street. When the police arrived they said there was nothing they could do and don't expect any of our stuff back. They simply took our statements and that was that. They resisted taking any fingerprints until we argued and insisted. My car was impounded in the City of LA two days later after being abandoned in a no parking zone. I didn't get notice of this until it sat in impound for 30 days (the license plates had been switched) and the impound located me via the VIN number. Still, the police (City of LA or Manhattan Beach) didn't feel it necessary to investigate what was left in the car for evidence or take fingerprints from the car. I was VERY disappointed in the service (or lack thereof) we received from the Manhattan Beach Police.
Always Right May 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Get over it lady. Perhaps that was standard procedure at the time. MB police do a great job in my opinion. They often don't receive the credit the deserve.

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