The 900 block of South Windsor had a break in on Monday, July 30th, mid-afternoon that appears similar to the “Knock Knock” burglaries that have plagued the greater Hancock Park area in recent months.
According to LAPD Officer Garcia, one of the responding patrolmen, two suspects were seen fleeing down the driveway from the rear of the home as an audible alarm rang out. A gardener in the neighborhood as well as a passing motorist noticed the unusual activity and called police. The two African American suspects jumped into a late model silver Mercedes and fled. A witness is believed to have seen a portion of the license plate number of the car and the LAPD is investigating. It is not known how what was taken but the pair broke a rear window to access the home. No one was home at the time.
Senior Lead Officer for the area, Ruben Gonzales, reported the following to the Buzz:Per the report, it occurred between 2:30 PM and 2:50 PM. There were two witnesses who observed the suspects. The first witness observed the suspects enter the home and run out a “few minutes” later. The second witness observed the suspect running away from the residence and was able to obtain a possible license plate. The suspects running from the residence were described as; Male, Blacks, 5’10, 160-180 lbs, approximately 18-20 years of age. One of the suspects was wearing a white t-shirt with gray cargo shorts. The second suspect was wearing a black sweater with blue jeans. The suspects vehicle was described as a possible 08 Mercedes. It appears a minimum a PlayStation 3 was taken. Wilshire Burglary detectives are currently looking into the license plate of the vehicle for a possible follow up.
The LAPD commended those in the WIndsor Village neighborhood for their attentiveness and quick action in contacting 911.
Olympic Division desk at 213-382-9102 or the Wilshire Division desk at 213-473-0476.
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