Eleven residential burglaries had been recorded in South Pasadena in the span of six days from October 28 to November 2, police said.
Four burglaries occurred just a day apart in the north area of the city, between the 300 block of Oaklawn and the 200 block of Grace, South Pasadena Police Department said in a statement.
The two suspects seen in one incident were described as male, black and about 20 years of age. Two different suspects were seen in another burglary and were described as male, black, wearing dark clothes and driving a black, Mercedes Benz (CLK 320) with paper plates and broken right rear taillight.
Two separate burglaries were reported in the Monterey Hills area last Sunday. The first one was an attempted theft in the 2000 block of Alpha between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m., where suspects allegedly removed a window screen and attempted to pry open a window but failed to enter the residence.
The other one happened in the 1900 block of La Fremontia, between 12:00 and 7:40 p.m., where police said suspects were able to take a checkbook, purse and watches by entering a partially opened window.
Officials said there was also a “distraction theft” that occurred in the 2000 block of Crestlake, at about 3:00 p.m. Suspects reportedly distracted the elderly victim to the rear of the house by inquiring about a fence repair. When the victim realized that he was being deceived, he ran inside the house and saw one of the suspects, police said.
The suspects, who were described as male Hispanics, allegedly ran to a parked black Chevy Malibu vehicle and fled.
Mail thefts were also reported in the Monterey Hills, particularly in the 500 block of Alta Vista. Officials said suspects pried opened locked mailboxes and took mails.
South Pasadena Police reminded the residents to lock all doors and windows, activate the alarms, place lights and timers, and to report any suspicious activity to the department at (626) 403-7297.