Echo Park burglars arrive via elevator

Forget breaking in through a window or unlocked front door. The burglars who made their way into the new Echo Park senior and retirement complex across from Echo Park Lake simply took the elevator. A snippet of surveillance video shows the pair, a man and woman, emerge from an elevator at the Parkview Living apartments at Park Avenue and Glendale Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m. on June 10 before they end up in the complex’s fitness center, where they make off with a flat screen TV.

Burglary Detective Mario Mota with the Rampart Division said it’s not known how the burglars were able to access the elevator or exit the building.

The burglary at Parkview Living is among the 16 Echo Park burglaries that appear to be the work of several criminals who are working independently but have apparently targeted the neighborhood, primarily the area south of the 101 Freeway.

In addition to keeping windows and doors locked when possible, Mota asks that residents call police to report suspicious activity or him directly with any information. Mota can be reached at (213) 484-3034 or (213) 484-3490.


  1. Wow, now an old folks home! I can’t defend this dual. Knock yourself out Truefreedom, where is the cape crusaders when you need them!

    • well, I am relieved to hear that you have at least an ounce of decency in you.

      • I might have more decency than you would imagine. Today’s another day True Freedom, and you may not be as bad of a guy either. I guess everyone is entitled to freedom of expression, and people shouldn’t be penalized for exercising their constitutional rights; although, opinions are like ass wholes everybody has one. “:)

  2. The Cheeseburger

    I know these 2. I always see them in this area. They frequent Laguna ave. Matter of fact. I confronted the male individual a few times, asking him why he was sitting on our gated stairway. Saw them as recent as yesterday.

  3. The Cheeseburger

    Also Post a better video. A video of a video you have so much loss in quality. Ya know what I am sayin!

  4. Typical Dodger Fans.

  5. Confirming why “hoodies” and the people who wear them get a bad wrap…

  6. What kind of stereo type does George Zimmerman get?

    • I see where you are trying to go with that comment, but I will remind you that stereotypes are formed from general truths…

      Are they incorrect sometimes? Sure. But they wouldn’t exist if they were incorrect the majority of the time. Trying to pretend they don’t exist? Well that’s just silly.

    • HE WAS A TWEAKER! i mean look at all the weight he packed on!

  7. Criminal behavior by someone wearing Dodger clothing? I cannot believe that!

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