AGOURA HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Authorities have reason to believe a recent string of burglaries across Southern California may be connected.READ MORE: CDC Reverses Advisory Panel Recommendation, Includes High-Risk Workers In Booster Shot Eligibility
The majority of the victims are of Southeastern or Indian descent, and live in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Investigators say that the burglaries happened in the day-time hours, while the victims were at work.
“The whole experience has been so traumatic,” Sadhana Sharma, one of the victims, said. “Jewels, family heirlooms dating back to four and five generations, all my wedding jewelry..”READ MORE: Crews Working To Contain Brush Fire Burning In Whittier Narrows Area
Sharma says that the burglars ransacked every drawer of every room, stealing most of the family’s most treasured belongings, partially including 18th century jewelry, antiques, an autographed NFL football, and cash.
Furthermore, Sharma reports that the thieves desecrated her family’s religious books and spiritual items.
It is believed that the thieves entered through the backyard gate and broke in through the kitchen window.MORE NEWS: Thunderstorms Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding To Inland Empire, Mountain Areas
Detectives are looking at other cases that have a similar motive in order to discover a connection.