Malibu Misdeeds: Crime Report, April 21-25

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The following crimes were reported in Malibu between April 21 and April 25.

4/21

Overseas and phoneless

A theft occurred at the Cross Creek playground when a woman left her Virgin Atlantic clutch bag on a park bench. Inside the bag was her father’s iPhone, valued at $500, along with a pocket diary, which was worth $15. The family unsuccessfully attempted to retrieve the phone using the “Find My iPhone” app and calling the phone before he returned home to England.

Unfortunate exercise

Several items were stolen from a woman’s vehicle while she hiked Solstice Canyon with a friend. While away from her car, the suspect broke the driver’s side window, causing an estimated $500 worth of damage. Items taken from the vehicle include an iPod, sunglasses, perfume and towels, altogether valued at $685. 

4/22

Skipping the bill

At the Paradise Cove parking lot, a male suspect identified as 16-18 years old used his pick-up truck to break the swing arm of the toll booth.The suspect was trying to leave the lot without paying for parking. The toll booth worker attempted to stop the boy from driving away by physically standing in front of the vehicle. The truck had an Arizona license plate.

4/25

An Apple a day

A vehicle burglary was committed at Civic Center Way in front of the old Malibu Courthouse building. A silver Apple laptop with a red cover valued at $1,200 and an Apple iPad worth $600 were among items taken from the parked car.