WEST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public’s help on Monday to identify two mail thieves who broke into a residential building in West Los Angeles.
Surveillance video captured a man using a key to enter a condo complex, located on Corinth Avenue at Exposition Boulevard, around 6 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.READ MORE: Deadly Hit-And-Run At Long Beach Apartment Complex Destroys Security Station, Killing Security Guard
The suspect then used the same key to open mail boxes in the lobby of the building.
A female accomplice stood watch as he committed the crime.
During the burglary, the man grabbed things off of the floor, picked through the mail and even opened a box that was left behind.
About ten minutes later, the duo left the building carrying mail and various packages.
Residents awoke to find several mailboxes propped wide open, which prompted them to notify authorities.
According to police, the suspects are believed to have broken into nearly two dozen mailboxes.READ MORE: With Triple Digit Temps On The Way Experts Warn Of Severe Fire Danger
A woman who only wishes to go by the name of Nancy fell victim to the crime.
“They literally just opened this up and picked through what they wanted,” Nancy explained. “What they didn’t want they left behind.”
Nancy went on to explain to CBS2’s Joy Benedict that she is unsure what the thieves took, but she is worried they will target the building again.
Meanwhile, other residents are concerned about identity theft.
“Its a warning,” said resident Ling Ly. “People do this so they can get social security numbers or use your identity to open accounts.”
Officers explained this video should be used as a warning for everyone who lives in the neighborhood as the suspects have more than likely broken into other buildings.MORE NEWS: Activists Protesting LA County Sheriff's Department Briefly Stopped Traffic, No Arrests Were Made
To take precaution, residents should remain vigilant about following activity on credit cards and bank accounts.