7 Westside homes reportedly burglarized in 10 days
Seven Westside homes have been hit by burglars in 10 days, according to a Neighborhood Watch group that keeps tabs on residential crimes.
Melrose Action keeps watch over neighbors’ safety in the West Hollywood-West Los Angeles area east of La Cienega Boulevard along Melrose Avenue. The group was formed in the wake of a street killing last year Katan Khaimov, 70, of West Hollywood was stabbed and left for dead.
Since then, the group has developed a public safety network to alert homeowners, residences and business owners to crime and safety issues developing in their neighborhoods.
They report that, in addition to a walk-up armed robbery of a mother and two toddlers at 3rd Street and Gardener on Sept. 9, more than half a dozen home burglaries were either attempted or accomplished between Aug. 31 and Sept. 9. The armed robbery took place at 9:30 a.m. as the trio, the kids in a stroller, walked in their neighborhood.