Burglars have broken into at least five homes in Angeleno Heights and Echo Park during the past week, making off with everything from jewelry to laptop computers. Two Angeleno Heights burglaries that took place on Friday, June 8, on West Kensington Road are believed to be the work of the same suspects, who may have been involved in another burglary a few blocks southeast on Welcome Street, said Fernando Prieto, a burglary detective with the Rampart Division. A witness saw two male Latinos in their 20s walking across the lawn of one of the homes that was targeted during the daytime burglaries, Prieto said. Officers are looking for even young suspects carrying bags or backpacks to stash away stolen goods.
“These kids are looking to put something in their backpack and not be noticed,” Prieto said.
In one of the Angeleno Heights burglaries, three computers were stolen, he said. Money, jewelry and an electronic game system have also been taken.
Meanwhile, north of Sunset Boulevard, which is patrolled by the Northeast Division, two burglaries were reported on Monday, June 11 on McDuff Street and the 1600 block of Sargent Place, according to CrimeMapping.com. Burglars also hit a third home further north on Avon Park Terrace.