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Hancock Park Burglars Take Safe With $10 Million in Cash And Jewels Inside

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Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 8:04 AM

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  • Rob Pongsajapan
When you have $10 million in cash and jewels, you want to stash that stuff in a good safe.

Which is, apparently, what the residents of a home in the 200 block of South Highland Avenue in Hancock Park did. Good.

Except that burglars took the whole damn safe.

Really. Now the LAPD is asking for your help.

Cops this week said the burglary went down March 16 at 8:20 p.m: In fact, after the home's burglar alarm went off, officers responded, but the bad guys were long gone.

According to an LAPD statement:


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... The unknown suspects jumped over a security gate, used an unknown hard object to smash the side glass door and entered the residence. Once inside the home the suspects searched the location looking for items of value. The suspects located the victim's safe in the walk-in closet and used the rug outside of the bedroom to move the safe down the stairs and out the front door.

This doesn't make these guys sound like pros. Maybe they just got "lucky."

All this was happening in the early evening on one of the busiest residential streets in L.A., with security cameras everywhere.

Police said the safe contained documents. too.

Anyone with info on the theft was asked to call detectives at 213-486-6983.

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