Burglars in California are showing to focus on the houses of Asian-Individuals whereas posing as landscapers in a sequence of thefts that come amid an increase in follow-home robberies, authorities mentioned final week.
The Torrance Police Division issued a warning on Wednesday concerning the similarities between a number of residential burglaries which have occurred in current weeks in Torrance, a metropolis within the Los Angeles Metropolitan space.
In these robberies, thieves appeared to focus on townhomes in gated communities the place the owners are of Asian descent and personal companies exterior of Torrance, police mentioned, including that the victims could have been adopted dwelling.
Police mentioned massive portions of money had been saved on the houses.
There have been three to 4 suspects in these incidents who all posed as gardeners or landscapers, in line with authorities. Police launched two pictures of suspects sporting wide-brimmed hats and reflective vests.
The suspects had been believed to be driving American-made, late mannequin minivans and SUVs.
The warning comes amid an increase in follow-home robberies in Los Angeles County. A Los Angeles Police Division (LAPD) spokesperson advised Fox Information final week that follow-home robberies appear to be “popping up in all places” within the metropolis.
The LAPD introduced in mid-November that it’s investigating more than 110 robberies involving at the least six completely different road gangs during which the victims had been adopted dwelling. The LAPD had issued a warning relating to the “follow-home robberies” earlier in November after a sequence of incidents.
The division later developed a “Follow Home Task Force” in response to the continued crime pattern after one such theft resulted in a murder Nov. 23.