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Attempted Burglary on Mansfield Caught on Camera

Burglars caught on camera use patio furniture to try to reach a second floor window.
Burglars caught on camera use patio furniture to try to reach a second floor window, as reported by CBSLA 2 News.

Update to this article on 3/15/16: A representative from the La Brea Hancock neighborhood shared the following information: “Thankfully, the suspects were apprehended thanks in large part to the cameras ability to take and record a picture, and to social media.  Once the photo was posted on the LAPDWILSHIRE’s Social Media site someone identified them as students at a local high school.  The police went to the school, made positive identifications and arrested them.”

Two young men attempted to break into a home on the 600 block of South Mansfield in broad daylight and were caught on security cameras, while the resident inside spoke with 911 and followed their progress until a security alarm scared them off. Police are now looking for the two suspects who show up clearly on the video footage, putting on gloves and using patio furniture to gain access to the second floor.

CBS LA News covered the story (below) which took place on March 1st at approximately 10:30 am. The residence appears to be adjacent to the pocket park behind the Avalon Wilshire which local La Brea Hancock area residents have complained is a problem for lack of security.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the LAPD’s Wilshire Division at 213) 473-0558. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-527-3247.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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