Silver Lake burglar takes advantage of unlocked deadbolt

NeighborhoodWatchLogo.JPGBurglary detective Mario Mota with the Rampart Division provided details of an early morning Silver Lake burglary that took place in the 1300 block of Edgecliff Drive:

On 12/20/11 at 2315 hours, the victim went to bed and did not place the deadbolt on her front door. On 12/21/11 at 0300 hours, the victim woke up and saw the front door open. She closed it thinking the wind may have opened it. In the morning, she discovered that her MacBook Pro laptop and cellphone had been taken from the front room.

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  1. This just happened to us too. We live on Edgewater Terrace (by Glendale and Silver Lake). On 12/19 I left the house at 3 pm to run an errand, and when I returned at 4:15, I noticed the front door was unlocked, and a bunch of cabinets in the living room were open. They took our MacBook, an iPad, an iPhone, and a Nikon Camera, as well as a purse I haven’t been using. They went through the entire house, though not very thoroughly. I didn’t realize the purse was missing until the next day when they charged 2k on the old debit card I had left in it. Unless they somehow had a key, I must have left the deadbolt unlocked. Double and triple check your door before you leave, and always password protect and back up your electronics- which of course we had not done…

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