The South Pasadena Police Department issued the following communiqué Tuesday:
Recently, we had two hot prowl residential burglaries in the Monterey Hills area.
The first occurred on Saturday, Dec. 7 at about 2:15 p.m. in the 5000 block of Collis. The victim was asleep when she heard knocking on the front door but did not answer it. Minutes later the victim heard noises from the kitchen. The victim walked to the kitchen area and saw the suspect halfway through the kitchen window. The suspect immediately fled out the window.
The suspect is described as a male, Black, 18-20 years, 5-foot-10, 190 pounds, wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, dark blue nylon pants with two white stripes on the pant leg. There was no loss. A neighbor said that the male suspect had knocked on their door earlier asking for directions when the victim answered the door.
The second incident occurred on Monday, Dec. 9 at about 11:21 p.m. in the 1900 block of Alpha. The victim was asleep on the second floor when victim heard noises coming from the first floor. The suspect fled the house as the victim called the police. A suspect was seen by a helicopter running away from the victim’s residence but lost sight of the suspect in the heavy bushes around the area. A box containing victim’s property was recovered, but some costume jewelry may be missing. The suspect had pried open a kitchen window to gain entry.
Remember to use your alarm even when you are home sleeping. Most alarms can still be activated while you are home, the interior motion sensors are just disabled but the perimeter doors are still active. Also, remember to call the police on any suspicious activity. The non-emergency number is 626-403-7297.