How else to explain why a bathroom scale was among the approximately $7,000 worth of belongings – including flat-screen TVs, antique jewelry and laptop computers – stolen from a Silver Lake home near Lakewood and Rowena avenues on Tuesday afternoon. The burglary was discovered at about 4 p.m. when a Silver Lake woman named Kaitlin returned to the home she shares with her sister and another roommate and noticed that her dog was acting strangely. Then she realized the 32-inch flat panel TV in the living room was gone and the front window had been forced open. That was only the beginning:
“Once it hit me that someone had stolen our TV, I ran back to the bedrooms to find them in complete dishevelment. I entered my room first. The floor was covered in my clothes and shoes. My new flat panel television was gone along with my Mac book laptop. My entire jewelry box had been emptied and the contents of it were gone, my purses were all missing and most of my shoes had vanished. I was shocked!
Our xbox along with our “Rock Band” xbox game was gone. Our designer sunglasses, shoes and purses were gone. Jewelry from the early 1900s that was passed down to us from our great-grandmother and great-aunts. They even took our hair straighteners, make up and our bathroom scale.”
Kaitlin, who has been renting the house since last September, said she wanted to warn her neighbors about the burglary. She did not know of any other recent burglaries but said there had been some recent car break-ins. So far, no witnesses have been found who might have seen the burglar or burglars leave the house.
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