A thief stole a br iefcase containing a $ 1,000 laptop computer and accessories Nov. 2 from a car parked at Ralphs, 5727 Kanan Road. The victim said she parked around 1:30 p.m., locked the doors and was gone for 15 minutes. At some point later, she realized the briefcase was gone from the front passenger floorboard. Authorities reported no signs of forced entry. The victim’s car did not appear in security camera footage from the store at the time in question.
Medical supplies and equipment and a driver’s license were stolen from a car Nov. 2 on Rainbow Hill Road. The victim, a midwife, said a neighbor reported seeing the car’s rear window smashed. Cost to replace the window was estimated at $726.
Almost $85,000 in handbags were stolen from a home Nov. 1 on Mulholland Highway. The victim told authorities she left around 2:45 p.m., locking up behind her. She returned five hours later but did not fully inspect the upstairs. Another resident came home the next day and told the woman that someone broke in through an upstairs balcony glass door and ransacked his bedroom. He immediately called law enforcement. Security video shows four people involved in the break-in, taking orders from one in Spanish. The cost to replace the door was estimated at $10,000.
An $800 purse, $300 wallet and debit and credit cards were stolen at Color Me Mine, 23641 Calabasas Road—and security video captured the whole thing. Around 12:30 p.m. Nov. 6, the victim placed her black Coach purse on the seat of a rear table. She walked away for 10 minutes and returned to find the purse was gone. Security video shows two men posing at customers looking at items in the store and walking around the business. One of them takes the purse and tries to open the top zipper. That doesn’t work, and the second man tries to shield his accomplice’s actions from the victim. That’s when the man with the purse puts it under his jacket and walks out of the business.
A seven-hour visit to a friend’s home was all it took for thieves to ransack a residence on Park Granada and steal more than $100,000 in jewelry and other items. The incident took place Nov. 5 after the victims left for a friend’s around 5 p.m. They returned around midnight to find a bathroom window shattered, the master bedroom ransacked and a “plethora” of items stolen. Among them: gold and diamond rings valued at $30,000, gold necklaces valued at $25,000 and designer purses valued at $6,000. Also taken was $3,000 cash. Security video from the backyard shows two men in dark clothing during the time in question.
Someone tried to break into a home around 8:13 a.m. Nov. 5 on Marsden Court. Deputies arrived at the home after receiving a burglary alarm stating there was a glass break in the master bedroom. The homeowner was away at a wedding but was able to return a short time later. Deputies said the glass door to the master bedroom was shattered. The owner walked through the home and stated that everything was in place. Security video from outside shows four people walking around the backyard. All were wearing gloves and their faces were covered, and all appeared to be men with thin builds. One of them knelt in front of the door and shattered it. After reaching in, probably to open it, the burglar suddenly stood up and walked away. The replacement cost of the door was estimated at $1,000.
A catalytic converter was stolen from a delivery truck at Creekside Village Mall, 26527 Agoura Road, on Oct. 24. A witness said he saw a man in an orange constructiontype shirt roll out from underneath the truck holding the device at 11:18 a.m. The thief jumped into a nearby black Infiniti SUV and the car drove off toward Las Virgenes Road. Two others were in the car, but the witness was unable to provide a description. Security video shows a man appearing from some bushes near the truck and a black SUV matching the witness’ description in the area. The value of the catalytic converter was estimated to be $1,500, with an additional $500 in damage to the exhaust pipe.
A man upset that his Porsche Macan key fob was damaged by valet personnel is suspected of damaging the parking lot gate at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive. The incident that caused $10,000 in damage took place around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Security video shows the man getting out from the passenger side of the car and forcing the gate up. The car then drives off. An unidentified informant told deputies the man had earlier complained about valet staff damaging the key fob. Authorities saw no visible damage to the gate but were told the damage was possibly mechanical.