I guess having a meeting to discuss security issues is no guarantee
we'll be safe... I'm sorry to report that yesterday afternoon
broke into Vince Chieffo & Karen Pope's house, probably between 2:00
4:00. Did anyone see anyone in their yard or an unknown car in the
The thief/thieves appear to have been professionals. They took golf
clubs, cash, & valuable jewelry but left the costume jewelry. They
didn't take electronic equipment, but they tried to take a flat-
They entered the back yard through an unlocked gate, then reached
through the dog door to open the laundry porch door. Billie, the
wasn't hurt or traumatized. So either they knew how to win her over
she had met them. The only good news is that no people were home.
Vince & Karen don't have an alarm. When Karen realized someone had
or was in the house, she went outside & called LAPD to tell them a
burglary was in progress. It still took them 25 minutes to arrive.