Throughout Los Angeles, a series of possibly connected high dollar robberies has rocked the affluent of the area.
Kendall Jenner‘s Hollywood Hills home was burglarized Wednesday, with the unknown suspects ultimately making off with an estimated $200,000 in jewelry. Jenner reportedly called police to the residence Wednesday night after “hearing a noise” and noticing some of her jewelry was missing-TMZ
This is yet another notch in the belt for these robbers as they have previously hit the homes of other celebrities such as Nicki Manaj, Nick Young, and others with less public notoriety. The burglars seem to operate with extensive casing of the premise, knowing when the owner will not be home. Police have suggested that sites like Instagram, Snapchat and other social media sites, may be playing a direct role. What is so impressive with these crimes is the high dollar amounts stretching from 200,000 to 500,000 in each case. That would bring just the three cases to just shy of a million dollars total.
The reason we believe burglaries are on the rise, specifically in L.A., is that conventional property crimes, most notable for the area being bank robbery, have become far too risky endeavors for minimal gang. The F.B.I. reports that the average bank robbery, which carries the risk of twenty years in prison, would only net you 4,000 dollars. Unlike a burglary, which only carries with it an average of four years for a non-armed offense. The trend that law enforcement is seeing in L.A. and nationally is that this particular type of property crime is on the rise. The most common item sought in this type of offense, like in the cases shown here, is jewelry.
The amounts declared to insurance companies are typically exacerbated so it is not inconceivable that the bandits will be striking again soon.
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