HOLLYWOOD HILLS—There were reports of three thefts from vehicles on Monday, July 6, in the Hollywood Hills area.
The first occurred at around 6:30 a.m. on the 2300 block of Bronson Hill Drive.
The second occurred on Lake Hollywood and Wonder View Drive around noon.
The third occurred at around 1:15 p.m. on the 3100 block of North Beachwood Drive.
LAPD Officer Drake Madison says perpetrators often look into cars to make sure it is worth breaking into. “It might be a black bag with dirty gym clothes or loose change.”
To prevent thefts from vehicles, authorities warn patrons to not leave your belongings in sight. This includes cellphones, wallets, packages, keys, and purses. Those items should be kept in a glove compartment or the trunk.
Authorities also warn patrons to not attach personal information tag to keys. If someone finds these and it has an address, burglars can track it to your house.
Police ask that drivers park their vehicles in a well-lit area, like underneath a street light, and remember to roll up the windows and lock the car.