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4th L.B. cat burglary prompts another warning

September 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A fourth cat burglary in Long Beach prompted police to issue another warning to residents.The latest incident happened near Bayshore Avenue and Broadway at about 12:30 p.m. A man broke into a woman's house while she was home alone, authorities said, but the suspect ran away when she started yelling.

Three similar incidents have happened in the past couple of months. In each case, the suspect got into the homes through an unlocked door or window, and then the suspects ran away when caught.

In all of the cases, the suspect has not tried to assault the victim or take anything.

The Long Beach Police Department urges residents to check doors and windows regularly and keep them secure at all times.

The first incident was on July 24, the second on Sept. 4 and the third on Sept. 13.

In the first two incidents, the suspect was described as a black man in his early 30s, with a stocky or medium build. In the most Sept. 13 incident, the victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male, between the ages of 30 and 40.

Anyone with information on the incidents is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222 TIPS.

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