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Five Residential Burglaries in 4 Days

Burglars use pry tools and unlocked entry points to steal money and other items from area homes.

Five residential burglaries were reported in a four-day period in Manhattan Beach, according to a police report.

The burglaries occurred from Jan. 6-10 in different parts of the city.

In one case, a burglar pried open a sliding door in the 800 block of Fourteenth St. between 4 and 6:20 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, ransacking the home and stealing money.

On the same day, sometime between 9:15 a.m. and 7:50 p.m., a burglar entered a home in the 1800 block of Oak Ave. through an unlocked window, ransacking the bedroom. No loss was reported, however, said police.

On Monday, Jan. 6 around 12:16 a.m., police took a report for a bicycle stolen from an open garage in the 1900 block of N. Ocean Drive.

The other two residential burglaries took place at construction sites, one in the 1100 block of John St., another in the 1100 block of 21st St. 

The John Street incident happened between Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:40 a.m. when tools and equipment were stolen from an unsecured residential construction site.

The 21st Street break-in also took place sometime between Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:49 a.m. Burglars in that case broke into a secured residential construction site to take tools.
Patrick McGauley January 21, 2014 at 06:53 PM
It seems that burglaries are on the rise in the beach cities and everyone should be extra vigilant. One thing though, I wouldn't expect any actual burglars to look anything like the guy in the above photo. Obviously someone wearing a black face mask would stand out like a sore thumb and might attract gun shots or at least a 911 call before his crime can even take place. 99% of the targeted homes have no surveillance cameras and since burglars know this, wearing a mask would only impede their operation. A better image might be more realistic showing someone that would not ordinarily attract attention since this is the only way a good thief can pull off these bold break-ins in broad daylight.
Paula Buckley January 22, 2014 at 12:45 AM
What about first and peck???
dr.rgm January 22, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Appears to be a correlation (? causation) between increased building activity in City and burglary crimes!

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