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Burglars Break Into Homes in Manhattan Beach During the Holiday Season

Burglars ransack homes, taking valuables, including jewelry, electronics and cash.

Burglars were back at it in Manhattan Beach during the holiday season, with four residential burglaries or attempts reported to police.

Sometime between Thursday, Dec. 26 at 8 a.m. and Sunday, Dec. 29 at 1:15 p.m., a suspect ransacked a home in the 400 block of North Meadows Avenue, stealing jewelry, cash and other items, according to a police report. Entry was gained by removing a screen and entering the home through a sliding window in the master bedroom. It is unknown if the window was locked or unlocked.

A home in the 1500 block of 21st Street was broken into on Saturday, Dec. 28 sometime between 5:45 and 10:53 p.m., according to a Manhattan beach police report. The suspect broke the glass window of a door to enter the home, then ransacked several rooms and stole a purse, jewelry and laptop.

On Monday, Dec. 30 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the 1700 block of 23rd Street, a suspect ransacked several rooms but did not take any property, according to the police report. There was no sign of forced entry and police say the home may have been left unsecured.      

On Christmas sometime between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m., a suspect attempted to enter a home by prying open a rear screen and window in the 1100 block of Ninth Street. The burglar did not enter the home and no loss was reported.

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