Brazen burglars steal mail, break into cars in Pasadena condo complex

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Bold and brazen burglary suspects were caught on camera breaking into mailboxes and more than half a dozen cars at a Pasadena condominium complex.

The burglary happened around 4 a.m. Thursday. At one point in the surveillance video, the suspects point to the camera while they committed the crime.

It appears one suspect entered a code to open the front door and the trio headed straight for the mailboxes, using a master postal key to get in.

The suspects then head for a nearby garage, breaking into at least eight cars, according to the homeowners association. Many of the vehicles were locked.

It's unclear how the suspects got into the cars, but the HOA believes they may have some kind of master key. In the video, the suspects carry boxes and bags stuffed with all the stolen mail and property.

Pasadena police are investigating the burglaries. Residents said there were similar incidents last fall, but it's unclear if the same suspects are responsible. The victims just hope the surveillance video will at least help catch the thieves targeting their complex.

"There's always been little break-ins. Every few months, every six months, they do something. They put all the camera system in and it's calmed down, but now it's coming back up," victim Keith Dunton said. "It's usually just middle of the night - get in, grab some stuff, get out."

Anyone with more information into the burglaries are urged to call Pasadena police.
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