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Vehicles Ransacked and Bike Stolen

The thefts took place on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Crime blotter information provided by the Sierra Madre Police Department.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

During the early morning hours of Feb. 16, unknown suspects removed property
from seven vehicles parked in the 100 block of East Laurel and Grandview Avenues. According to police, five of the vehicles were left unsecured overnight. The suspects entered, ransacked the interiors and removed items such as money, and small electronic devices. During this same time period, a bicycle was reported taken from a back yard in the same general area. Preliminarily evidence indicates that the same suspects are responsible for all the crimes.

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Residents are asked not to call 9-1-1 to report any non-emergency problems or to ask questions; instead, please call the Police Department's non-emergency line at (626) 355-1414. 

Camella February 22, 2013 at 05:12 PM
This REALLY angers me! This had to take some time! I mean to ransack several vehicles? Really brazen! Obviously Sierra Madre is seen as an easy mark. That image has to change! Organized Neighborhood Watches with signs posted in resident 's window DO work!
Joe Ramsey February 26, 2013 at 05:26 PM
The irony is, as soon as you drive into town, you see police vehicles whizzing up and down Sierra Madre Blvd. A heavy police presence for such a sleepy little hamlet. Evidently, experts at handing out speeding and parking tickets, but not so hot at solving/preventing actual crimes. Too bad.

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