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Burglars Strike Two Malibu Homes

Over a week-long period, two Malibu homes were ransacked and burglarized.

Two homes were burglarzied in Malibu over New Years week, resulting in the theft of $15,000 in currency and $7,000 in jewelry.

The first burglary was reported on Dec. 31 at a home on Latigo Canyon Road, according to a report at the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station.

The burglar entered through a window and took $15,000 in cash and an Apple computer.

The homeowner, who was on vacation, received a call from a neighbor that his safe was found down the road, his front door was wide open and the lights were on in the house, according to the sheriff's department.

The second burglary was reported on Jan. 3 on Foxview Drive near Trancas Canyon Road in Malibu.

A bracelete and engangement ring worth $7,000 were taken. The burglar entered through a window.

Both investigations are ongoing.

Saltwater January 13, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Who keeps 15k in cash in their home?
Mahalo January 13, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Does it matter?? This sounds like the same scumbag who broke into our house. Through a window and laptops and computers were his haul. Theory, that they had access to the 'Vacation Hold Mail' card we submitted to the USP office. Savages!
Mei Ling January 13, 2013 at 06:23 PM
So then even a mail hold isn't safe. Better to have a friend pick up the mail (not a neighbor) and have automatic timers for lights and TV. Very sad....
R J January 13, 2013 at 08:02 PM
The other thing to consider is...drum roll please...insurance fraud. In Malibu? The crowd gasps. Yes, in Malibu. I know of some people,yes in Malibu, who are "getting by" on what little money they saved because of their history of spending without much thought, who scammed their insurance company. Not from a break in mind you, but by staging an injury they claimed to have happened whole at a store. Stupid is as stupid does.
Malibu Girl January 14, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Surely the point is that you should be able to keep what ever you choose safely in your own home without fear of a thief breaking in and stealing your possessions... The person in question had a safe and that was targeted too. The money was probably in the safe. Having been burgled recently while out of town, I can tell you that the last thing the victim needs is to be made to feel the burglary was their fault... You would have a lot more sympathy if your private space was violated and your property or money was stolen. It's no-one's business what a person keeps in their home, but the person who owns it, and no-one has the right to simply break in and help themselves to your hard earned stuff...

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