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Alert Resident Foils Attempted Burglary in Cerritos

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest of a Cerritos burglary suspect on November 18, thanks to a report from an observant neighbor.

At approximately 12:01 p.m. on November 18, Cerritos Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a prowler-report call. The caller advised Cerritos Sheriff’s Station deputies that he saw a male carrying a bag jump over a fence into a neighbor’s backyard. Responding units from the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station contained the location and deputies located the male jumping fences. Deputies detained the suspect as he exited the backyard of a home on a Cerritos residential street. Witnesses reported observing the suspect attempting to enter the side door of at least one residential garage. The suspect, a 19-year-old Gardena resident, was arrested for attempted burglary.

Cerritos Sheriff’s Station detectives are handling the follow-up investigation.

Cerritos residents are encouraged to observe the activities in their neighborhood and report any suspicious activity to the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station by calling (562) 860-0044. To report an emergency or a crime in progress, residents should call 911. More crime prevention tips are available on the City’s Safer Cerritos website at safercerritos.com.

 

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