Los Angeles CountyarcadiaA series of residential burglaries occurred in Arcadia recently, and five homes were burglarized in a row. Although residents called the police to deal with the incident, the attitude and handling methods of the police also raised suspicion among the residents. One of the victims, Ms Lin, shared her experience.
The incident began on October 17, when Ms. Lin was not at home, but she receivedIndiaThe neighbor sent him a text message that morning, hoping he would check her home’s surveillance footage because her house had been burglarized. Neighbors in India said the thief entered the house by breaking the door from outside. Pet snacks were scattered on the ground. Although electronic products were not stolen, a commemorative watch was missing.
Soon after, on the afternoon of November 3, when Ms. Lin returned home, she discovered a similar situation. The thieves entered the main house through a glass door in the backyard. The doors of the bedroom and cupboard were open. The pets’ snacks were scattered on the ground. Unfortunately, some branded clothes, shoes and bags were also stolen. However, she also noticed that electronics were not stolen, leading her to suspect that the thieves were specifically targeting high-value clothing.
After asking her neighbors, Ms. Lin learned that several Chinese neighbors nearby had suffered similar burglaries, all of which were entered through open backyards. The most serious damage was done to the Indian neighbor. The door was closed but was opened with force. Although the security alarm had gone off, it took 20 minutes for the police to get inside after arriving at the scene, giving the thief enough time to escape.
Several recent incidents of theft and vehicle damage in the community have also made Ms. Lin and other neighbors feel uneasy. They suspect that these incidents have been carried out by the same criminal gang. Ms Lin and her Indian neighbors discovered through surveillance video that the suspect may have been driving a silver Lexus RX small SUV. The vehicle entered the community at around 4 pm on October 17 and returned at around 4:28 pm that day. He also called on residents of the community to provide relevant information if they see similar vehicles.
However, after several victims called the police, the police completed the transcript and only recommended that the victims contact the insurance company, but did not subsequently contact the victim’s family. Due to this, the affected residents also felt that the police was only paying attention to major crimes and did not pay attention to small theft incidents.
The neighbors in India decided to hire their own private detectives. He said he successfully recovered his stolen watch for only 600 yuan. He also suggested to Ms. Lin that if valuables were lost, she could hire a private detective to search for them. In addition, detectives provide information about possible criminal gangs. These may also include suspectsvietnamMexican and white gangs.