Police have arrested a man and woman suspected of a burglary in the western edge of Silver Lake near the Franklin Hills. The pair were arrested in Highland Park on March 23, and detectives believe they might be responsible for other burglaries, said LAPD officer Al Polehonki with the Northeast Division. The two are suspected of breaking into a house near Lucile Street and Landa Avenue on February 26 in a portion of Silver Lake where residents have grown concerned about burglaries and a potential scam artist. In this case, the crime was described as a “hot prowl” burglary because the crime took place while the residents were at home, Polehonki said.
“While the victim was home at the time, it appears that the suspects didn’t know this and quickly fled when they found this out,” Polehonki said via email. “Most, burglary suspects, (Not All), try to find an unoccupied residence and then look for an entry point on the side or rear. Because the victim was home, our burglary was classified as a “Hot Prowl”.