Los Feliz woman warns neighbors after break-in

NeighborhoodWatchLogoA Los Feliz resident named Michelle who lives in the 4000 block of Sunset Drive reports that a burglar broke into her home on Saturday morning while she was out walking her dog. She advised her neighbors to make sure they lock up and watch out for any suspicious activity. Here are some details of the crime she provided via email:

On Saturday (3/15) morning, burglar(s) broke into my house on the 4000 block of Sunset Drive (by Thomas Starr Middle School) and stole a couple of small electronics including my laptop. This took place during the daytime, between 11am to 1pm, during which I had taken my dog out. [An officer] said it was likely that the burglars had been watching my property and acted after seeing me leave with my dog.

I bring this up because prior to this break-in, my next door neighbors and I had witnessed suspicious activities but didn’t think to report it. We’ve seen a single male wearing either a hoodie or a hat walk by the street repeatedly or come up to the property line to try to look in. The two times I personally witnessed this both took place on weekday mornings when people would most likely be at work.

Michelle said the burglar apparently first attempted to break in through a closed doggy door before  forcing open a closed, back window. Officers told Michelle theft had become an ongoing problem in the area but a check on CrimeMapping.com did not turn much in the way of burglaries or thefts in the immediate area since March 1.

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  1. The map indicates the 4400 block, which is 4 blocks west of the 4000 block. The 4000 block is the one at the top of the hill, to the east. I like to go up there around the equinox (when the sun sets directly in the west) and watch the sun set down Sunset Blvd.

  2. A similar robbery occurred at an apartment complex in the Sunset Dr. and Rosalia area this summer. The thief also broke in while the resident walked the dog.

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