Thief strikes during dog walk

Posted at 11:14 PM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 02:19:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A Pacific Beach woman says thieves were watching her and preyed on her daily routine Monday morning.

Katie Lewis took her dog, Zeus, for a quick walk around her block. It usually takes 10 to 20 minutes, so she didn’t lock her door.

“I’ve lived here for seven years,” Lewis said. “I’ve never thought to lock my door when I’m walking my dog.”

But when she got from her walk, she realized someone had gone into her apartment.

“They went upstairs and went through my stuff,” she said. Soon after, she noticed her laptop was stolen.

“At first I thought maybe I misplaced it so I was looking around and when I saw the power cord unplugged from my wall, that’s when I knew someone had broken into my apartment,” she said.

A neighbor’s car was pried open and looked through. The thief left behind some things at the scene.

“We found a bunch of paper work from other people,” Lewis said, “like credit applications with social security numbers, car insurance car repair reports. We also found random wallets.”

One of her wallets taken from upstairs was also found in the alley by her neighbors car.

“I’m definitely going to be locking my doors from now on,” Lewis said.