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Police Blotter: Would-Be Jewelry Thieves Thwarted

Two men allegedly tried to remove chains from around a husband and wife’s neck while they were walking along Sepulveda Boulevard in broad daylight.

Here's a recap of crimes that occurred between Sept. 25 and Oct. 3, as reported to the Culver City Police Department.

Attempted Street Robbery

On Sept. 25 at 1:15 p.m. officers responded to the 6000 block of Sepulveda Blvd. regarding a robbery investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them he and his wife were walking when he was pushed to the ground. He felt the suspect pull his chain from around his neck and attempt to take it. As he was dealing with the first suspect a second suspect grabbed his wife’s necklace and attempted to pull it from her neck. The suspects were unable to take the victim’s property and fled the location. The suspects were described as two black males, 18-25 years of age, both medium build, and dark complexions.

Vandalism

On Sept. 28 at 12:50 p.m. officers responded to the 5500 block of Sepulveda Blvd. regarding a vandalism investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them he and his wife parked their car in the parking lot when he heard someone yelling at him not to park there. He then parked and left his car and when he returned he discovered his car had been vandalized.

Stolen Vehicle

On Oct. 1 at 11:15 a.m. a victim called the police department to report her 2005 KIA had been stolen. The victim said she parked and locked her car in the 6300 block of Bristol Pkwy on Sept. 29 at 11:15 p.m. and when she returned the next day her car was missing.

Residential Burglary

On Oct. 2 at 4:45 p.m. officers responded to the 10900 block of Washington Blvd. regarding a burglary investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them she saw that her bathroom door was closed, which she normally keeps open, and when she opened the door discovered a suspect was in the room. He fled with her property when he saw her. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 16-17 years of age.

Identity Theft

On Oct. 3 at 11:55 a.m. a victim called the police department to report he was a victim of identity theft. The victim said he was informed by his bank that an unknown suspect had withdrawn funds from his account. The victim said he gave no one permission to withdraw any funds from his account.

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