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Early Morning Bike Theft in Larchmont Village

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Larchmont Village neighbors should be alert to an early morning theft of two bikes.

A local neighbor reported that between 4:30a-5a Thursday morning, thieves hopped a locked fence and stole two bikes that were hidden under a tarp. It appeared that the thief knew exactly where to go to – perhaps having had the opportunity to case things prior to the early morning visit.

Just a reminder to be alert! Pay attention to those middle of the night sounds that cause the dogs to bark or make you want to get out of bed and take a look.

In addition, be sure to put valuables out of sight – both the valuables you might be inclined to leave in your car (don’t) and the valuables you leave on your porch or in your back/side yard. It’s awfully quiet in the wee hours of the morning and most people are deep in the REM cycle of sleep. It’s a favorite time for thieves to operate.

Be sure to report all crime to the LAPD – call 911 and then call any security service you subscribe to.  It’s important for LAPD to log your crime in their sophisticated crime database. The LAPD allocates resources based on where crimes are happening.

UPDATE February 24th: Word came through late last night that a generous Larchmont Village neighbor heard about the crime and stepped in to help the victims, a family of three, get back on bikes by mid-day. Bravo!


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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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