Burglars targeted homes during windstorm blackout, officials say
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station reported an increase in residential burglaries, including at least four La Cañada Flintridge homes targeted during the power outage, Capt. Dave Silversparre said Wednesday.
Jewelry worth more than $10,000 and an unspecified amount of cash was stolen Monday night from a home on Hillcrest Avenue while victims were away at dinner, officials said.
A power outages disabled security alarms at a home on Terracita Lane, where overnight on Dec. 2 burglars made off with a painting valued at $10,000 and at least $5,000 in jewelry, according to the Pasadena Sun.
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Photo: Wreckage from the windstorm hangs above a street in Temple City. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times