In recent months, Los Angeles area officials have been receiving reports of “knock knock” burglars, or suspects who first knock on the front door of a home, and then enter the home to steal valuables if nobody answers. After reports of similar situations in Calabasas, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station is warning local residents to be aware of the burglary incidents.
“We are encouraging everyone to be vigilant and observant, by not opening your doors to strangers and locking all doors,” sheriff’s officials said in a statement. “Keep the exterior of your residence lit in the evening hours and park your vehicles in a safe place.”
The sheriff’s station also advises to look out for vehicles driving slowly through neighborhoods, parked vehicles that are occupied and suspicious subjects or unknown people walking through the neighborhood or away from neighbors’ homes.
To report anything or anyone suspicious in the community, call the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at 818.878.1808.