Female Knock-Knock Burglars Strike in Encino Hills NR10208ne

April 20, 2010

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Valley detectives are asking for the public’s help for information leading to the identification and arrest of a burglary crew. 

On Friday, April 16, 2010, at around 10:30 a.m., three female suspects attempted to burglarize a home in the Encino Hills section of Los Angeles, south of Ventura Boulevard.  These three females employed a “Knock-Knock Burglar” method.  The suspects first went to the front door, knocked repeatedly, and when there was no answer they went to the back of the house and broke a window.  They were scared away when an audible alarm sounded.  

These three females are suspected in two other burglaries in the Encino area.  

The three suspects are described as female African Americans in their late twenties.  The vehicle used is a possible gray or light colored compact.   

*Video of the suspects is available at “lapdtv.org”
Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is encouraged to contact West Valley Burglary Detectives Brownell or Dunn at 818-374-7730.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call  Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.