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In the afternoon of January 31, the victims interrupted an attempted burglary of their home in the 100 block of Norumbega Drive. The victims arrived home to find a female Hispanic holding open the back gate from their yard to the alley behind their home. She was standing next to a vehicle parked in the alley.
When one of the victims confronted the woman, she appeared nervous and got into the driver’s seat of the vehicle and drove away. Upon entered their yard, the victims found their safe on a dolly next to the gate by where the woman had been standing.
When the victims entered their home, they found it had been burglarized. Monrovia police believe that the woman the victims saw was involved and that she may have had accomplices. The victims reported that earlier they had seen the vehicle by which the woman had been standing being driven through the neighborhood by a man. Also, the safe, that was found in the back yard, had been located on the second floor of the residence and that it would have been difficult for a single person to bring it down alone and load it onto the dolly on which it was found.
The woman is described as a female Hispanic, approximately 5’5” ”, 180 lbs., stocky build, medium complexion, long brown shiny hair past the shoulders, wearing unknown color dress pants, thin white blouse and a thin grey sweater, and spoke with a Spanish accent.
The vehicle being sought is an early 2000s, dark grey BMW, possibly 323I model, 2DR, with tint on all windows and a black and white paper rear plate that read “Discount.” The vehicle is described as not well cared for. No further details about the car are known.
Anyone with information about this suspect or the vehicle is urged to call Monrovia Police Detective Bureau Lt. Zeke Cerecerez, (626) 256-8041.
Story by Susan Motander