A Silver Lake woman who lives on Benton Way near Berkeley Avenue was running errands this afternoon when a neighbor called her to warn her that two men appeared to be casing her home in a prelude to a burglary. The men, described as African American males, were seen on the front porch and the backyard but were gone by the time the woman returned to her home accompanied by police. The woman said via email:
We had the police meet me at home as soon as I got home around 1pm. The police checked the entire house before I went in and said it was a good thing my neighbor was home and that by her noticing them they were probably scared off.
The woman said the officers recommended that neighbors keep an eye out for suspicious activity. Senior Officer Al Polehonki said he was unaware any major burglary problem in that section of Silver Lake.