Burglars Force Way into Newport Home Through Doggy Door

Two suspects who forced their way into a home on Buttonshell Lane are still on the loose, according to the Newport Beach Police Department.

Police are looking for two suspects who forced their way into a home through a doggy door and ransacked several rooms, the Newport Beach Police Department reported.

On Saturday between 12:10 and 1:45 p.m. two burglars entered a home in the 1800 block of Buttonshell Lane. According to police, the suspects backed their car into the driveway, walked into the backyard and forced their way into the home through a secured doggy door.  

Police say the suspects ransacked parts of the home before leaving through the front door with pieces of jewelry, an iPad and a Mac Air.

One suspect is described as a male Caucasian, about 23 years-old, with a shaved head and neck tattoos. He was last seen wearing a dark blue button up-shirt with short sleeves.

The second suspect is described as a male Caucasian, between 20 – 25 years-old, smaller stocky build with a shaved head and was last seen possibly wearing a white shirt.

The suspects' vehicle is described as a tan, four door sedan, possibly a late 1900’s to 2000’s model.


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. Sign-up 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.


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