'Balcony bandits' use ladder to gain access to Pacific Beach condo in theft

Posted at 11:24 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 10:14:40-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Residents at the Pacific Heights Condominiums are making sure to lock their balcony doors after a bizarre theft.

The theft happened Tuesday just after midnight, according to neighbors.

A resident of the complex reported seeing two men climbing down his neighbors balcony with a bike in hand.  Milad Hassibi says he yelled at the two men when he saw them coming down. 

“The second that happened the guy fell off the ladder and his friend took the bike from him, took off with the bike one direction, and the other guy ran off the opposite way.” Hassibi said.

He described the men as looking ragged and possibly homeless.  

He put out a warning on social media. He said there were fliers put around the complex.