A pair of daytime burglaries in which the victims lost everything from laptop computers to G.I. Joe dolls prompted police to issue a crime alert for southern Silver Lake. Senior Lead Officer Mario Mota with the Rampart Division said both crimes occurred about two blocks apart on Thursday Dec. 16, with one crime taking place in the 600 bl0ck of Dillon Street, the other in the 600 block of Occidental Boulevard. In the Occidental Boulevard crime, burglars entered through an unlocked front door when the resident was in her garage for about 45 minutes.
“We are seeing an increase in burglary activity in the Silverlake area,” Mota said in an email. “Please provide extra patrol and spread the word amongst neighbors.”
* Correction: A previous version of this post gave the wrong date of these crimes. The correct date is Thursday, Dec. 16