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Brentwood Police Blotter: Homeowner Encounters Burglar Using Pry Tools

The following information was supplied by the West L.A. Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Burglary suspects using pry tools

  • Between 12:45 and 1:20 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the 500 block of Avondale Avenue, unknown suspects used a pry tool to open a garage door and then proceeded through the garage to the residence's backyard. The suspect(s) attempted to pry open the rear bedroom window, however, no entry was made. Upon the homeowner's return to her residence, police report she saw a vehicle in her driveway, the garage door open and encountered a man, possibly Armenian, about 5-foot 8-inches tall, approximately 180 pounds and in his late 30s. The suspect reportedly said he was looking for someone and then fled the location.
  • Between 8:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the 900 block of Wellesley Avenue, unknown suspects used a pry tool to derail and rear bedroom sliding glass door, according to Los Angeles police. The suspects gained entry to the residence and ransacked it. It's unknown at this time if any property was taken.

Grand theft auto

Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Oct. 30 in the 11900 block of Darlington Avenue, a 2005 Subaru parked on the street was stolen.

Motor vehicle burglary

  • Between 11 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the 11900 block of Wilshire Boulevard, a car parked in a lot was smashed and cash was taken.
  • On Nov. 6, time unknown, in the 17500 block of Mulholland Drive, unknown property was stolen from a parked car.

Bike theft

On Nov. 3 in the 11600 block of Goshen Avenue, a bike, valued at $1,000 was stolen.

Laptop stolen

On Oct. 18 in the 11600 block of Wilshire Boulevard, a laptop, valued at $500, was stolen from a business.

If you see anything that you feel is suspicious, but not an emergency, go to www.alertcommunity.com. It allows citizens to document suspicious activity quickly, easily, and anonymously.

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