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Crime Blotter: $15K Stolen at Public Storage; Jewelry Stolen in Home Burglary

A safe containing cash is stolen from a storage locker; a burglar steals more than 50 pieces of jewelry.

Safe and cash stolen from Public Storage

A burglar stole $15,000 in cash from a unit on Ventura Boulevard, according to sheriff's deputies.

On April 15, the victim found a different lock on his unit's door. Upon gaining entry, the victim noticed his 1-ton Melnick safe containing $15,000 in $100 bills was missing, deputies said. The last time the victim visited his storage locker prior to the burglary was on April 13, a deputy's report read.

The victim said the only way the safe could have been removed was if the thief used a dolly and a fork lift.

Public Storage managers said they would provide deputies a copy of video surveillance footage from the suspected time of the burglary at a later date.

Pricey jewelry taken in home burglary

About $10,000 in jewelry as well as tech devices were stolen from a residence in the 5900 block of Las Virgenes Road, deputies said.

The burglary happened sometime between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 13, according to a deputy's report.

During that time frame, the homeowner had left her bedroom balcony door open, which is how the burglar gained entry, the report read.

About 50 jewelry items, including Swarovski necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings were stolen from a bedroom dresser, deputies said.

A Playstation 3, video games and an Apple iPhone were also burglarized, they added.

Car burglary on Adamor

A $200 dark brown leather jacket was stolen from a car parked in the 26000 block of Adamor Road, a deputy's report read.

Between 6 p.m. on April 13 and 11 a.m. on April 14, the burglar smashed a passenger side window to gain entry to the victim's vehicle and stole the jacket from the front seat, deputies said.

The jacket was long and reached down to the victim's ankle.

There are no security cameras at the location and deputies were unable to find any witnesses.

Lori Dupuis April 28, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Sherriffs should step up patrols to avert burglers. The Las Virgenes area is convenient for thieves to enter neighborhoods and escape on the fwy. I am tired of seeing officiers lying in wait to ticket residents for minor traffic infractions. This seems like a waste of taxpayer $. These robberies are becoming more prevalent and should be top priority. ( P.S. I have not received a traffic ticket)
vicki January 10, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Right!!! It’s about time they earn their pay (my high tax payments) for the right reason other than ‎looking for an easy way by ticketing most for no reasons, I haven’t received a ticket either!, but you ‎can’t see police cars patrolling in town looking for crimes, only in area that frequently traffic ‎violation happen!!! ‎

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