Burglars hit homes in Olde Del Mar

Posted at 7:00 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 22:00:10-04

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) - Several homes have been burglarized during the past week in the hills of Olde Del Mar.

Neighbors believe they're targeted because they're very freeway accessible; burglars can make a quick getaway.

Michelle Angles was a victim.

"We're so close to the freeway that criminals are coming here because it's an easy pop onto the freeway right after they burglarize. We've had our car broken into; thousands of dollars of things taken."

Monday afternoon, just minutes before two homes around the corner and a few blocks away were burglarized, her home surveillance video caught three shady characters ambling down the street.

"The video shows three young men walking along the sidewalk and they stop right here and you see them looking around and talking very softly.  They noticed the camera and immediately started walking away and one of the young men.. you can see him stop and walk up the grass and he looked into a window next door.  So they were casing houses in the neighborhood," Angles said.

At the break-in five blocks away, thieves ransacked the house; stealing jewelry, electronics, cameras and photographic gear.  They also left behind an autographed Steven Tyler guitar with the authentication paperwork right next to it.  

They also left many fingerprints on furniture they moved around.  The homeowner said they fed the dog, too; and though she appreciates that the dog wasn't hurt, she's hopeful the fingerprints will lead to arrests.