'Distraction' burglars seek open windows

PASADENA In these cases, the burglars make up an excuse to get residents to another part of the house. Then, a second burglar moves in, stealing small, valuable items like jewelry.

"For the most part, they're opportunists," said Lt. Kevin Hall of the Pasadena Police Department.

Victims don't discover the theft until long after the burglars have left, police said.

"They want to find easy targets. They're looking for windows that are open," Hall said.

Police reminded the public of the importance of keeping windows and doors locked.

Anyone with information on the suspects should call Pasadena police at (626) 523-0315.


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