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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Distraction burglars strike in Silver Lake

Two men who posed as telephone company employees burglarized a home in the 1100 block of Hyperion Avenue near Sunset Boulevard late last week in what police said was a “distraction burglary.”  In an LAPD Community Alert, Senior Lead officers Al Polehonki and Lenny Davis provided details of the incident:

“On October 1st, 2010 in the 1100 Block of Hyperion Avenue, a Distraction Burglary occured. A Male Hispanic and a MALE White posing as employees of ATand T approached the victim and asked to enter to replace some telephone related equipment. Suspect one was able to distract the victim while suspect two removed the victims property from the residence. Both [suspects] then fled the location.”

Click on the link below for more details and advice to follow when utility employees – or people who claim to be utility workers – come knocking on your door:

COMMUNITY ALERT
NOTIFICATION
LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
NORTHEAST DIVISION
SENIOR LEAD OFFICERS
AL POLEHONKI AND LENNY DAVIS

*ATTENTION* RESIDENTS

On October 1st, 2010 in the 1100 Block of Hyperion Avenue, a Distraction Burglary occured. A Male Hispanic and a MALE White posing as employees of ATand T approached the victim and asked to enter to replace some telephone related equipment. Suspect one was able to distract the victim while suspect two removed the victims property from the residence. Both susps then fled the location.

There are several things that you can do to prevent being a victim.

-Do not answer your door to anyone that you do not know, even if they say it’s an emergency and need help. Assist them by calling 911.

-If they say they are from a utility service or other entity, ask for ID and/or phone the company and verify if they are representatives

-Do not leave a worker inside your home while another one leads you around your home or yard

-Report suspicious activity or people loitering in the area.

-Share this information with a neighbor / friend that may be unaware.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE OUR COMMUNITY A SAFER PLACE





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