PASADENA (CBSLA) — Two suspects were caught on camera breaking into a Pasadena residence and stealing several items of jewelry, a Pasadena Police Department spokesperson announced.
On Nov. 30 at 8:44 p.m., officers responded to a residence located on the 1100 block of Arden Road regarding a residential burglary.
Two suspects were captured on a surveillance camera entering the rear of the property and then using a ladder already at the residence to gain access to a balcony leading into the master bedroom.
“Interestingly enough, the resident had informed us that he had just used the ladder to put up his Christmas lights,” Lt. Bill Grisafe, of the Pasadena Police Department, said. “That’s why it was out, and these burglars just took the opportunity with that ladder there to make entry to the second story.”
According to police, the suspects then smashed a window, entered the room, and stole several items of jewelry totaling $250,000. They then fled the location through the front door.
“They were in there only probably around a minute or less,” Grisafe said. “So they were very quick on their actions.”
The suspects have not yet been located or identified.
“I’m scared, because I spend nights here and stay here,” Mirna Gonzales, a housekeeper, said. “So it’s kind of a little shocking.”