Sirens: Malibu Crime Report 8.27 – 9.9

Crime Report

The following incidents were reported between 8/27 – 9/9:


iPhone theft

An Apple iPhone was stolen from a visitor at Little Dume in Malibu. The victim said she was with her friends on a boulder to take photos and a few minutes later her phone could not be located. The victim filed the theft report in Marina Del Rey station to receive a phone replacement from her phone provider. The phone was estimated to be worth $1,000.


Spending spree

Two iPhones and a wallet were stolen from an Audi sedan parked at Malibu Lagoon State Beach. The victim told deputies he parked his vehicle on the south side of the parking lot and hid his key under a rock in a nearby foliage. A few hours later, the victim returned to his vehicle to find the key missing and his vehicle unlocked. Multiple items were missing including his wallet, $400 cash, credit cards, a pair of O’Niell shorts and two iPhones. The suspect used the victim’s credit card to purchase $3,711.21 worth of items from a Santa Monica store. 


Up in smoke

Deputies responded to a possible burglary at a commercial business on Pacific Coast Highway. The store manager told deputies the alarm was activated and the west-facing window was smashed and several unopened electronic cigarette packets were lying on the floor next to the window. The damages cost $2,000 and $30 worth of e-cigarettes were stolen from the business. 



About $950 worth of nonprescription drugs were stolen from a CVS Pharmacy in Malibu. The store supervisor told deputies two females went through unknown aisles and took miscellaneous items and walked out of the store. The suspects were carrying large bags and proceeded to leave the store through the front door. The employee said he waited for the sensor to go on and when it did, he followed the two suspects out the door and attempted to approach them; however, they ran eastbound from the exit and out of view. The deputy and store manager observed the rows and items such as Claritin and other allergy medications were no longer on the shelves. The store manager said he would conduct inventory the following day to account for the stolen items. 


Beach bummer

An estimated $845 worth of surfing equipment was stolen from a Toyota Tacoma near Surfrider Beach in Malibu. The victim told deputies he left his wetsuit on the left side of the roof rack and he was approached by a white male adult who appeared to be selling stereo and subwoofer equipment and looked inside his vehicle. The victim believed this suspect took his wetsuit while the victim was distracted.

Beach burglary

An iPhone X, a wallet containing miscellaneous credit cards and a drivers license was stolen from a vehicle parked near Nicholas Canyon Beach in Malibu. The victim told deputies nothing else seemed to be missing or out of place. The victim said he contacted his bank via telephone and was told that a fraudulent transaction of $400 was declined at a Champs Sports located in Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Canoga Park. 



Deputies responded to vehicle vandalism on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The victim said she parked her vehicle on PCH and, upon her return, the rear passenger window was shattered and the rear passenger door was unlocked. The victim said she checked her vehicle and confirmed no items were taken. The victim said she placed her valuable items inside the trunk. The deputy noted there was another vehicle that was broken into adjacent to where the victim parked her vehicle. 


A tablet computer worth $800 and an iPhone 6 was stolen from a parked vehicle near Surfrider Beach in Malibu. The victim parked his vehicle for a cleanup after a surf competition and was approached by a bypasser to “borrow” items from his vehicle; the victim told the bypasser to go away and resumed with the cleanup of the event and left his vehicle unattended. The victim returned to his vehicle and noticed his iPad, iPhone and a JBL bluetooth speaker were missing from the center console. The victim said the console was closed and nothing else was taken; however, the victim could not recall if he locked his vehicle before stepping away. The victim said the vehicle did not have any signs of forced entry. The victim gave a description of a white adult male around 6’0, 170 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, beard, tattoos on both arms and a scar on the right side of face. The suspect was wearing a black shirt, black pants and construction boots. 

Laptop theft

An Apple MacBook Pro was stolen from a vehicle parked on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The victim told deputies when he returned to his vehicle the rear, driver-side passenger window was broken and his laptop and a laptop case were stolen from the backseat of the vehicle. The laptop was worth $1,400. 



Deputies responded to a vandalism report call for service on Westward Beach Road, approximately a quarter of a mile north of the Sunset Restaurant. The victim told deputies his rear passenger window was shattered; however, nothing was taken.