Burglars hit three apartments in one Silver Lake building

NeighborhoodWatchLogo.JPGA team of burglars swept through a Silver Lake apartment building in the 800 block of Hyperion Avenue near Hoover Street last week, ransacking three units and making off with everything from a Gucci purse and laptop computers to a 42-inch wide TV. Police said the burglars pried open the front doors to each unit sometime during the morning or early afternoon of  July 6.  “It had to be multiple suspects as several small and large items were taken,” said officer Mario Mota with the Rampart Division in an email to residents. “It is obvious that the suspects were there for several minutes and amazingly not seen.”

The LAPD has issued a Community Alert in English, Spanish and Korean as they seek to warn residents about the burglars. Click on the link below to read more of Mota’s email.

I wanted to advise you all of three burglaries that took place last Tuesday, July 6 at 807 N. Hyperion Ave.  All three burglaries took place at the same apartment building and three apartments were hit.  All three apartments were next to each other and they happened during the day, between 6:15 AM and 2:30 PM.  The suspects pried open the front door’s to all three apartments.  Once inside, they ransacked the locations and took several items.  It had to be multiple suspects as several small and large items were taken.  Items taken included a Mac computer, Gucci purse, Nintendo Wii, Canon camera, large 42″ Panasonic tv, MacBook silver laptop, bicycle, Gateway laptop, large canvas bag, cellular phones and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.  It is obvious that the suspects were there for several minutes and amazingly not seen.  Please spread the news about the burglaries and let your friends and neighbors know to always keep a watchful eye and call police if you see anything suspicious.


  1. What a terrible thing to happen. My house got robbed a few months ago and it sucks feeling powerless.

    I would support a law to remove a few fingers off of caught thieves.

  2. I live 0.5 miles from this location and did not receive any alert, and I’m signed up for all LAPD alerts, etc. I consider myself more alert than most in regards to knowing what’s going on in the hood, etc. I wonder if it is because I am across Sunset (and in NE division?) and this only went out to “Rampart” ones?

    Glad the Eastsider posted this, otherwise I’d have no idea!

  3. Hi tique
    is there a link for the LAPD alerts? I live a few houses from here and only saw it on the Eastsider. thank you

  4. SH — on the LAPD website. It seems to be acting wonky right now, but I believe they call it “e-policing” — you can sign up for updates on your area: http://www.lapdonline.org/e_policing.

  5. Ughhhh, yeah. I live in the 1000 block of Hyperion in an apt. and had been leaving my windows open when I wasn’t there to air out my place (per usual) all week. Glad I know. Geez, thanks Eastsider, and no thanks LAPD.

  6. FYI: LAPD responded right away, actually. We had quite a large response both the day of and the day after the burglary. It would be nice if the detective would call back, but otherwise, I am actually pleased with the work Rampart officers did.

    And, just for background, the burglars did NOT enter through open windows.

  7. I’m glad to hear to police responded to your situation right away, above commenter. I am however disturbed that neither I nor several other local commenters had any knowledge of these break ins. That probably means that most people in the neighborhood don’t either.

    Just to clarify, do your doors face onto a hallway, or outside? Just trying to picture this bizarre scenario and how no one apparently noticed…

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