A rash of vehicle burglaries has hit west Glendale, Montrose and La Crescenta in the past two weeks, with thieves targeting underground parking garages in apartment buildings, police said.
Police haven’t been able to pinpoint an exact pattern for the vehicle burglaries, Glendale police Det. Mauricio Barba said.
Thieves have been breaking into subterranean garages for apartment buildings and town homes and performed smash-and-grab burglaries on multiple vehicles at each location, according to a Police Department-issued crime bulletin.
Cell phones, iPods, sunglasses and portable navigation systems were some of the valuables most commonly stolen from the vehicles.
The stolen items can be sold for $50 to $100 on the street, Barba said.
The doors were left unlocked in some of the vehicles in La Crescenta, police said.
Vehicle burglaries have been occurring in spurts throughout the year, and police have tried various methods to inform residents, such as sending out crime bulletins via a citywide e-mail alert system and creating public maps of burglary locations.