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Newport Beach Police Department
Thursday January 24th, 2019 :: 05:00 p.m. PST


CRIME ALERT - Residential Burglary in RD 43

500 Block of Avocado Ave. (19-0404)
Occurred at approximately: 11:50am on 1/17/2019 
After the victims left for the morning, two unknown suspects gained entry into the residence by standing on a patio table and climbing through an unlocked master bathroom window.  The suspects rummaged through drawers and cabinets in the master bedroom, master bathroom and the master closet.  The housekeeper was inside of a bedroom when she heard noise from another part of the house.  She walked out of the bedroom and saw a male suspect in the hallway.  The suspects then ran out of the residence and fled in a vehicle that a third suspect was driving.   
Loss: Jewelry
Suspect Information: 
Suspect 1: Black Male, wearing black hooded sweatshirt and black pants
Suspect 2: Black Male  with a beard wearing black hooded sweatshirt, black pants & black pants
Suspect 3: no description available

**If you see suspicious activity within your neighborhood at a home where you know your neighbors are on vacation, have gone out for the evening, or their home is for sale, please call the Newport Beach Police Department immediately at 949-644-3717**
Please review the Home Security Tips below.  We also attached a Home Security Checklist to this notice, so you can print it out and conduct a security assessment on your home to see what security measures you can take to “harden the target”.

Home Security Tips

  • Always lock your windows and doors when you go out, even if for only a few minutes.
  • If you return home and find your pedestrian door that leads into your home locked, and you are certain that you left it unlocked, DO NOT GO INSIDE! Call 9-1-1 ~ Burglars often lock this door to slow down a victim, allowing the burglar extra time to get out of the home before the resident enters.
  • If your home is equipped with an alarm, always activate it even if you’re only going out for a short walk.
    • Consider adding a motion sensor in your master bedroom/bathroom, which will activate the alarm if someone comes in through a glass window or door without opening it.
  • Always keep your front and rear porch lights on from dusk to dawn and use motion detector lighting along the sides of your home or areas with little foot traffic.
  • Use timers on indoor lamps to give the appearance that you are home.
  • Adjust window coverings for optimal privacy while maintaining good visibility outside.
  • If your garage door has a remote shutoff button on the wall-mounted control, located in the garage, consider locking the door nightly. This will prevent your garage door from being opened remotely.
  • If you have a safe, make sure that it is properly bolted to concrete so that it cannot be easily removed.
  • Always close and lock your safe and never leave a key or combination out or in an easy to find location (i.e. office, nightstand, etc).
  • When you leave on vacation, remember to call the Police Department for a “Vacation Check” at 949-644-3681. Also, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your newspaper and mail while you are away.
Report all suspicious activity by calling the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717.

Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Emergency: 9-1-1

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