A group of thieves were caught on surveillance camera ransacking a home in Westchester and Playa del Rey, and police were still searching for the perpetrators. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
Police have advised Westchester residents to be on the lookout for robbers, after surveillance cameras captured footage of suspects burglarizing a home in broad daylight last week.
"These burglaries occur in the mornings! They're happening in the daylight! It’s not something that Should be going unnoticed," Neighborhood Watch coordinator Cyndi Hench said.
The burglars appear to be striking homes while residents are at work.
"I don't feel unsafe now to be honest. I'm just angry. I’m just angry that they took family jewelry. That's what is heartbreaking," victim Ashley Hydrick said.
Hydrick added the one burglar was wearing a jacket of hers as he escaped, according to surveillance footage.
"(Everything they took was) stuff they could fit into a pocket. The jacket they wore was mine. That's why I know what it looked like! They took the jacket, and they stuffed the pockets," Hydrick said.
A neighbor said he saw the alleged burglars at his door.
"He looked to see where they were going. They actually ran to a car. Then he looked down the driveway and here comes a guy running down my driveway as well," Hydrick said.
The neighbor described the burglars similarly to the ones caught on surveillance camera.
Police do not have any leads and no arrests have been made in this case. Anyone who recognizes the burglars seen in the released surveillance footage should contact the LAPD.
Overall, property crimes in the Westchester area are down, according to the LAPD.