Burglary String Has Glendale Community Worried

There have been six burglaries in an affluent Glendale neighborhood in the span of a month and a half.

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    A rash of recent burglaries in an affluent Glendale community has some residents on edge. Mekahlo Medina reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. from Glendale Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014)

    Glendale residents are on edge after a recent string of burglaries in an affluent neighborhood.

    There have been six burglaries in the span of a month and a half, and residents believe that their usually quiet community, one that is filled with million dollar homes, is an obvious target for thieves.

    "I feel safe here," said Tanya Shannon, who has lived in the area for three years, "but you do get the news that there are these things happening all the time."

    In one of the robberies, residents found their window pried open and their bedroom ransacked. They quickly noticed valuable jewelry had been taken.

    Glendale Police say the recent burglaries do not appear to be connected, but that there are some similarities.

    "Primarily the burglaries are occurring from eight at night to 11:30 p.m. on Friday evenings," said Glendale Police Spokesperson Tahnee Lightfoot.

    Additionally, in all six burglaries, neighbors said they have not noticed anything suspicious in the area just north of the 134 Freeway.

    "We’re really encouraging the residents to notify the police department if they see any suspicious vehicles in the area and if there are individuals door knocking to see if people are possibly home prior to breaking into the homes," Lightfoot said.

    Police are urging residents to be cautious given the upcoming holiday weekend.

    "You just have to be aware and take care of your home," Shannon said.

    Police added that neighbors’ watching out for each other’s homes is now more important than ever.

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