SOUTH GLENDALE — Vehicle burglaries have dropped sharply in the past week following the June 26 arrests of two burglary suspects, police said.
The number of thefts have dropped about 80% — from 35 to seven — since Glendale police officers arrested Emanuel Misayeledis, 18, and Haybert Davoudian, 20, South Command Lt. Brian Cohen said.
"People should lock up their stuff," Cohen said. "These are crimes of opportunity. They are going to keep doing it."
South Glendale experienced a rash of vehicle burglaries during the last two weeks of June, Cohen said.
Thieves smashed the windows of 35 vehicles in the area of North Brand Boulevard, Jackson Street and Kenwood, stealing items such as navigation systems, laptops and iPods that were left in plain sight, he said.