After being away for most the morning, a Cerritos resident came home Wednesday and discovered that her residence had been burglarized.
A call of the apparent break-in was reported about 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 after the resident returned to her home in the 12400 block of Miles Street (near Tetzlaff Middle School) and found her front door left open, said Lt. Richard Harpham of the Cerritos Sheriff's Station.
Several units responded to the location and deputies immediately searched through the home while the resident waited outside. No intruders were found, but the residence was indeed ransacked, the lieutenant added.
The residents were continuing to work with deputies to determine what had been stolen.
Though it was unclear how the burglar(s) made entry into the home, Harpham pointed out the importance of keeping your residence locked and secure at all times. Regardless of where the doors or windows are located, residents are advised to check and secure all entryways prior to leaving their homes.
Community members are also encouraged to be proactive and call 911 or the Cerritos Sheriff's Station at (562) 860-0044 if you observe something or someone suspicious in your neighborhood.* Keep up-to-date on all Cerritos-Artesia crime, news, breaking news alerts, crime and events by “liking” us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.