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Cop Calls: Burglar Snags Bikes from Unlocked Garage

Police say garages, doors and windows should always be locked.

Burglars recently targeted an unlocked home and garage in Newport Beach, police reported.

  • Police say sometime between Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21 an unknown suspect entered an unlocked home in the 3900 block of Seashore. The victim reported missing an Apple iPad.
  • On Sunday, May 27 between 6:45 and 7 p.m. an unknown suspect targeted an open garage in the 4300 block of Seashore and stole two bikes.

Safeguard Your Property:

  • Make sure the doors and windows of your home are locked at all times.
  • Install a deadbolt lock in all doors leading from your garage to your home or outside.
  • Use a vacation bolt or padlock in the garage door’s track, ¼ inch above the roller when the door is in a closed position. This will prevent the door from opening in the event someone has a garage door opener with your door’s frequency.
  • Cover your garage windows with curtains or blinds to prevent a burglar from seeing what you keep in your garage.
  • Lock bikes and other valuables to something stationary within the garage.
  • It only takes seconds to remove property from an open garage, never leave your garage doors open even for short periods of time, when you are not present.
  • Consider improving the lighting on your property, criminals like to work in the dark.
  • Put your Neighborhood Watch to work. Make a strong commitment to knowing and watching out for each other.

Newport Beach police say if you arrive at your home and notice something out of place that leads you to think someone has been in your home while you were out, go to a safe location and call 911. If you notice suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call 949-644-3717 immediately.

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