Suspected "Knock-Knock'' Burglary Crew Arrested In North Hollywood

posted by City News Service - 

NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Four people were arrested in connection with a so-called “Knock-Knock” burglary in North Hollywood and authorities said today they believe there may be more victims of the robbery crew in Los Angeles and Orange counties and encouraged those victims to come forward.

The arrests were made July 26 by detectives with the sheriff's Burglary-Robbery Task Force, with assistance from officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Detectives observed the four suspects in a silver Infiniti G35 sedan driving slowly through neighborhoods in the Santa Clarita Valley and into the North Hollywood area, eventually stopping at a home in the 6500 block of Beeman Avenue, Schrader said.

Three of the four suspects exited the vehicle and burglarized the home. When they emerged from the rear of the home and walked to their waiting vehicle, deputies and officers moved in and arrested two adults and two juveniles, she said.

Stolen property valued in excess of $10,000 was recovered from the vehicle and confirmed to be stolen from the residence where the suspects were seen leaving, said Schrader.

The suspects, identified as Bryan Moreno, 18, of Los Angeles and Arturo Hernandez, 18, of Long Beach, were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary. Both men were released on $50,000 bond. Moreno was out on bond from a recent Orange County residential burglary arrest, Schrader said.

Two juveniles, both 17 years old, were arrested and released pending juvenile court proceedings.

Sheriff's and police detectives will determine if these suspects were involved in recent residential burglaries that occurred in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

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