Attempted Break-in 1.18.04 on 500 Block of No. Irving
- I wanted to inform you of an attempted break-in in the neighborhood
About 3:30PM Tuesday:
about 5"10" tall
short dark hair
wearing shorts & sleeveless top
was on (or pretending to be on) a cell phone
was wearing some sort of bag worn across the front of his body
I say ATTEMPTED break-in, due to 2 neighbors being vigilant watching
someone they knew not to belong in the neighborhood. They approached
the guy while he was attempting to force his way into our neighbors
side door. They asked him what he was doing and he pretended to be
speaking to someone in the back yard. While telling him they knew no
one was home, they started to approach him and told him to get out of
there. He then ran into the backyard. We immediately called both LAPD
main # and the Hollywood Division # directly. Within 15 minutes 2
black & whites showed up, but the suspect had jumped a very tall fence
and ran off and exited through a yard on Windsor.
Oddly enough when the guy was trying to enter the home, there were a
couple guys on the block distributing flyers/door hangers.
Coincidence? Who knows, just be aware and make mental notes of
suspicious behavior in the neighborhood. Due to two women doing just
that, a break-in was averted.
IF YOU SEE UNUSUAL ACTIVITY:
Write down all pertinent information (height, weight, hair color,
build, clothing), anything unusual, car license #, etc.
Call LAPD when you see any suspicious activity. Better to be safe than
IF POSSIBLE, TRY TO CALL YOUR LAPD STATION DIRECTLY, (EITHER THE
HOLLYWOOD OR WILSHIRE DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE
Most of Larchmont is under the Hollywood station, which covers the
streets from the East side of Gower to Wilton. The area from the West
side of Gower to Arden is covered by the Wilshire station.
Hollywood Community Police Station
1358 N. Wilcox Avenue
Hollywood CA 90028
Wilshire Community Police Station
4861 West Venice
Los Angeles, CA 90019
LVNA Board Member