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Burglar Uses Hidden Key to Enter Newport Home

Homes on West Balboa Boulevard, Superior Avenue and Yorktown were recently broken into, according to Newport Beach police.

Newport Beach police recently responded to home burglaries in different parts of the city. Police say it is important for residents to take precautions to decrease the chance of becoming a victim of a residential burglary.

  • Police say on Monday between 10:15 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. an unknown suspect entered a home on Yorktown through an unlocked door and stole an Apple computer.
  • On Thursday, Oct. 18 between 8:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., an unknown suspect entered a home in the 600 block of West Balboa Boulevard. Police say the suspect possibly entered the home using a hidden key to access the victim’s locked residence. The key was not taken, but the suspect took a Rolex watch, jewelry, silver jewelry box, and an L.L. Bean tote bag.
  • According to police, a home in the 1500 block of Superior Avenue was burglarized on Sunday, Oct. 14 between noon and 2 p.m. An unknown suspect entered the home through an unlocked side door and took the victim’s brand new computer that was in still the packaging from the kitchen table.

Home Security Tips:

- Close and lock all doors, windows and garage door.

- All exterior doors should be equipped with a deadbolt lock, which should always be used have a security strike plate, attached with a minimum of two, three inch screws.

- If you have an alarm, always activate it when you are away.

- Use photo cells or timers to turn both interior and exterior lights on and off.

- If you are going to be out of town, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to check on your home and pick up your mail. Signup for a vacation check from the police department at www.nbpd.org

- If you see suspicious activity, vehicles, or people call the Newport Beach Police Department immediately at 949-644-3717.

William Brownyard October 28, 2012 at 07:07 AM
if it's like out here in my area a lot of it is done by kids using cell phones mostly done on friday or saturday nites and sometimes sundays, days they be away from parents. or they sneak out after parents crash....pitiful society....smile b
William Brownyard October 28, 2012 at 07:22 AM
anyone that is burlarized had better change locks on doors as they like to steal keys and or garage door openers, if your garage door opener is missing you can just change the codes on the opener and the machine prevention is safety...

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