Burglary Crew Members Pose as Maids, Target Westside Homes, Police Say

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Police on Friday released additional video that shows five people — two women and three men — suspected of burglarizing homes in Westchester, Pacific Palisades and West Los Angeles.


An screenshot from a surveillance video shows two suspected burglars posing as maids, police said. (Credit: LAPD)

In the footage the group is seen executing a plan at one of several residences that were targeted, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The women knocked on the front door, posing as maids seeking work; if the homes were unoccupied, the women then contacted their male accomplices, who subsequently broke into the homes, according to authorities.

Footage released last week showed the crew taking cash, passports and electronics from a Bel-Air home in the 15000 block of Hamner Drive (map) on Aug. 29, the Police Department said.

The owners of that home said a safe was yanked from a wall and $30,000 to $40,000 worth of property was stolen.

The burglars' vehicle, as seen in one video, is described as a newer-model white four-door Buick Enclave.

Anyone with information is urged to call West Los Angeles Burglary Detective Chavarria at 310-444-1538.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-527-3247.

KTLA's Melissa Pamer contributed to this report. 

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