While many residents are careful about locking front doors, they should probably also take time to secure their windows. That’s the lesson from a Tuesday burglary in Silver Lake in which a woman locked her front door but left open a pair of windows only five feet from the sidewalk on the 700 block of Hyperion Avenue. Here, according to Rampart Burglar Detective Mario Mota, is what happened:
On 06/26/12 at 1100 hours, the victim left her residence, locked the front door but left two south facing windows (facing the sidewalk) open. Upon her return on same date at 1630 hours, the front door to the apartment was unlocked and the victim noticed her apartment had some ransacking. The suspects had entered and removed electronic devices and a bike and fled via the front door. Investigation revealed that the suspect removed the window screen to the fully open windows and entered.
The stolen items include an IPod Touch, HP laptop computer and a Fuji bike.