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Police Reports: Jewelry and $5,000 in cash stolen from Malibu home

Police Reports: Jewelry and $5,000 in cash stolen from Malibu home
10:45 am PDT July 14, 2017

A $35,000 platinum engagement ring with 1.3 carat round cut diamond, a $3,500 women’s Cartier wristwatch and $5,000 in cash reportedly were stolen from a residence in Malibu, according to a July 3 incident report. 

The alleged victim said the suspect(s) broke into the home by prying open the north side of the garage door, breaking the deadbolt and door jam. 

The engagement ring and wristwatch were taken from a nightstand in the master bedroom and the cash was in a drawer in the opposite nightstand. 

The reporting officer noted the bedrooms and living room had been ransacked.

July 2

• A burglary reportedly took place at a residence in the 4200 block of Avenida De La Encinal. Officers responded to the scene as the result of a burglary alarm call. Upon arriving, a neighbor said he noticed the lights were on in his neighbor’s house, but he knew his neighbor was out of town. Upon investigating further, the officers noted an open door on the upper deck leading into the house. Multiple rooms had been ransacked and the rear glass door leading into the kitchen smashed with a garden planter. They also discovered a second point of entry to an area separate from the main house. The alleged suspect(s) removed a screen to the bathroom window, climbed in and ransacked the space.

• A black leather wallet, identification card from Saudi Arabia and a debit card reportedly were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 18600 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The alleged victim said he had left his wallet in the vehicle while visiting multiple locations in Malibu. When he returned home, he realized his wallet was missing. Upon further investigation, the alleged victim discovered $270 in unauthorized charges had been made on his debit card.

• A backpack, laptop computer, insurance claim check, headphones, wallet, identification card, credit card, cellphone and insurance card reportedly were stolen from a vehicle at PCH and Decker Canyon Road. The alleged victim said somebody smashed the passenger’s side window and stole the items from the floorboard behind the passenger’s seat. She said she had locked the vehicle prior to the alleged theft.

• A wallet, sunglasses, driver’s license, telephone, watch and cash reportedly were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 23300 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The alleged victim parked the vehicle while surfing nearby, and left his car key concealed in the front driver’s side wheel well. Upon returning, he discovered the items missing and car key left in the vehicle.

July 1

• An iPad, Dell laptop computer and pair of sunglasses reportedly were stolen from a vehicle  in the 21100 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The alleged victims said they parked and locked their vehicle at the location. Upon returning, they discovered the rear passenger’s side window smashed in and items missing. The estimated value of the missing items is $600.

• A white plastic bag containing a bottle of dietary supplements reportedly was stolen from a residence on the Pacific Coast Highway. The alleged victim said Amazon Prime delivered the bag and left it on the porch. Video surveillance shows an alleged suspect who is 40-45 years old, carrying a black and gray backpack, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a surfboard on it and wearing camouflage cargo shorts grab the bag from the porch and walk away.

June 30

• A Mongoose brand bicycle with blue forks, a black frame and black rims reportedly was stolen from the 22500 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The alleged victim said an alleged suspect took the bicycle while he was leaning over to retrieve something out of his backpack. When he turned around he saw the suspect riding away eastbound on PCH.

June 29

• A pair of Kate Spade prescription glasses and backpack reportedly was stolen from an unlocked vehicle at 27400 Pacific Coast Highway. The alleged victim said she left her car and keys with the Geoffrey’s valet prior to entering the restaurant. When she returned to her hotel after dinner, she discovered the backpack and glasses missing. She called the restaurant and management proceeded to review surveillance footage of the property. However, they did not see anybody enter or exit the vehicle while it was in their parking lot. 

June 28

• An attempted burglary reportedly took place at Hertz car rental at 22853 Pacific Coast Highway. The informant said he locked the doors to the business on June 24, and when he returned on June 26 he discovered the two rear doors damaged. However, it appeared the alleged suspect(s) were not able to gain entry. The reporting officer noted what appeared to be pry marks on the door.

Malibu Surfside News police reports are compiled from official records on file at the Los Angeles County Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Department headquarters. Anyone listed in these reports is considered to be innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law.