Thieves Got Away with $2,200 in Cash Left in Cars Last Week in West Hollywood

Last week was a lucrative one for those stealing from cars, with 15 incidents reported to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, one of which involved the theft of $1,200 in cash from the back seat of a car and another involving $1,000 in cash stolen from the rear floorboard.  (The video above, “Will People Steal Money From This Car? A Social Experiment,” illustrates the propensity of people to steal visible cash). There also were three armed robberies, one involving the theft of jewelry from a woman who was thrown to the ground during a drug deal gone bad.

The full list of Part I (serious) crimes reported to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station between June 10 and June 16 is published below.A more complete list of crimes, including misdemeanors, can be found on Crimemapping.com

June 10

Grand Theft. 1100 block Ogden Drive between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. An unknown suspect cut the lock and removed an electric bicycle that was secured to a patio railing. #03837

Grand Theft. 8500 block Sunset Boulevard between 7 and 7:30 p.m. An unknown suspect removed a gold ring from an unlocked locker in the men’s locker room. #03889

Grand Theft. 8800 block Santa Monica Boulevard at 1:15 a.m. An unknown suspect removed a cell phone and wallet from the victims pocket while inside the club. #03931

Residential Burglary. 800 block West Knoll Drive between 9 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. An unknown suspect forced the rear bedroom patio sliding door open to gain access and removed jewelry and clothing from the bedroom. #03827

Vehicle Burglary. 8500 block Santa Monica Boulevard between 9:15 and 10:30 p.m.An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed two backpacks containing clothing and baseballs from the back seat. #03842

June 11

Aggravated Assault – Knife (Suspect Arrested). 500 block North San Vicente Boulevard at 5:55 p.m. The victim asked a man to move his property from the victim’s driveway so he could park his car. The suspect became upset and pulled a folding knife from his pocket and threatened the victim. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies. #03893

Armed Robbery. 1100 block North La Brea Avenue at 10:35 p.m. A woman was thrown to the ground and her watch, bracelet, and three necklaces were removed by two men during a drug deal. #03899

Vehicle Burglary. 7300 block Santa Monica Boulevard between 8 p.m. and 11 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window and removed a camera, camera lens, tripod, and camera equipment from the trunk. #80010

Vehicle Burglary. 8300 block Sunset Boulevard between 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing a laptop computer and two hard drives from the back seat. #03950

June 12

Grand Theft. 1000 block Ogden Drive between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. the next day. An unknown suspect removed a purse from the bedroom. #03996

Vehicle Burglary. 500 block Alfred Street between 10:50 a.m. and noon. . An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed a purse containing a wallet and credit cards from the front seat. #03921

June 13

Grand Theft (Suspects Arrested). 7100 block Santa Monica Boulevard at 4 p.m.Two women removed a large amount of food and clothing from display areas and left the store without payment. The suspects were detained by store security and arrested by responding deputies. #03946

Armed Robbery (Suspect Arrested). 8600 block Santa Monica Boulevard at 5 p.m. A man was asked to leave the store by an employee due to previous shoplifting incidents. The suspect became upset and removed a bottle of wine from a display area and threatened to hit the victim. The suspect was arrested by responding deputies. #03948

Armed Robbery. 900 block La Jolla Avenue at 10 p.m. A man was walking northbound on La Jolla when two men approached him from behind and grabbed both his arms. One of the men was armed with a knife and demanded the victim’s cell phone and he complied. #03953

June 14

Grand Theft. 1100 block Fairfax Avenue between 11:30 and 11:35 a.m. An unknown suspect removed a laptop computer from the front seat of the unlocked vehicle. #03972

Vehicle Burglary. 500 block West Knoll Drive between 3 and 5p.m. An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed three backpacks containing a laptop computer, clothing, and electronics from the front seat and front floorboard. #03975

Vehicle Burglary. 8600 block Melrose Avenue between 10:40 and 11:40 p.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window and removed a bag containing a cell phone, passport, and $1,200 in cash from the back seat. #03984

Vehicle Burglary. 7100 block Santa Monica Boulevard at 8:45 p.m.An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing a phone charger and paperwork from the back seat. #03989

June 15

Vehicle Burglary. 8900 block West Melrose Avenue between 9:24 and 10:10 p.m.An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger’s side window and removed a briefcase containing a laptop computer and sunglasses from the front seat. #04005

June 16

Vehicle Burglary. 8500 block W Sunset Boulevard between 10:09 a.m. and noon. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a purse containing credit cards from the back seat. #04012

Vehicle Burglary. Sherbourne Drive / Sunset Boulevard between 11:24 a.m. and 1 p.m.. An unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window and removed a leather jacket from the back seat. #04013

Vehicle Burglary. 8800 block West Sunset Boulevard between 11:50 a.m. and 12:35 p.m.. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a briefcase containing a tablet computer and clothing and a backpack containing two tablet computers, headphones, and clothing from the third row seat. #04014

Vehicle Burglary. 500 block Almont Drive between 11:20 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing a laptop computer, tablet computer, and passport from the back seat. #04015

Vehicle Burglary. 700 block West Knoll Drive between 3:15 and 4:30 p.m.. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed a backpack containing shoes and $1,000 in cash from the rear floorboard. #04016

Vehicle Burglar. Almont Drive / Melrose Avenue between 5:45 and 7 p.m. An unknown suspect smashed the rear passenger’s side window and removed two pairs of shoes from the rear floorboard. #04019


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I’m sorry, but the people claiming to have had “cash” stolen are just trying to get a payout from their insurance company. 1. It is 2019 and no one carries any cash these days. I am quite well-off and I seldom ever have more than $20 in my wallet. Everyone takes a credit card. 2. If you carry that much cash around (let alone, leave it in your car), you deserve to get robbed. You are asking for it. 3. If you did have that much cash in your car and you reported the cash, I am quite sure that… Read more »