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Police Blotter: Unfashionable Car Burglar Wears White After Labor Day

This week someone saw a car burglar committing a major fashion faux pas while he committed a felony. Read on for more.

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During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 422 service events, resulting in 64 investigations.

Theft From a Vehicle

September 6 at 1:41 a.m., a theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported in the 300 block of East Hillcrest. The vehicle was parked in the victim's driveway. The victim heard noises, looked out his window and saw an unknown suspect exit his vehicle and run eastbound. A purse was stolen from the vehicle. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 25-30 years old, medium build, wearing a white shirt, white shorts and white shoes. The investigation is continuing.

Ellen Zunino September 07, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Forgive us, Lori, we're used to living in a Monrovia of another day and age, in the Monrovia that existed before L.A. caught up with us. As long as residents prefer to outsource all the work around their homes, these kinds of things will happen. Our streets used to be quiet and it was easy to spot people who were not residents. We talked with our neighbors, in person or by phone, and had an idea of what was up. I gave up paying any kind of attention to who was doing what in the neighborhood when the street in front of the house turned into a non-stop parade of "gardeners", painters, cleaning people, construction workers, landscapers, etc.
R Terry September 07, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Obviously there are people cruising the area checking for unlocked cars and cars with visible valuables. I had my smelly gym clothes stolen because I forgot to lock my door. The neighbor had a wallet in his car that was stolen but not in plain view because he forgot to lock his door (and apparently take the wallet in the house). Now if the police start stopping people who "don't belong", one of these liberal lawyers is going to try to step in and sue the city for "profiling". Of course it will not likely be one that lives around here but in a gated community somewhere.
Lori Lomas September 08, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Yes, Ellen...I remember those days. Our front door remained unlocked until the lights went out and everyone went to bed, very few cars went up or down this hill, and just about the only people walking up and down this street were the Maryknoll sisters on their daily walk. I, too, remember that Monrovia.
Gayle M. Montgomery September 09, 2012 at 04:45 AM
I've said it in another article on this topic, I'll say it again. As long as there are people willing to leave their vehicles unlocked and/or valuables inside, there's a lure for people to do these ugly things. I recognize, they could still pick a lock, but don't leave stuff in your cars. Some day, somebody is going to catch one of these fools in the act, and it could be dangerous. I really thought the article was going to be that the victim heard noises, came out, and saw a bear in their car (smile).
Concerned for my kids September 09, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Obviously we dont live in those times any more... I too remember but get over it...we just dont live in those times, thanks to drugs, gangs and ignorant people! So lock it up people,dont be so stupid. We just cannot think "it wont happen to me" because thats an open door.

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