Five homes have been burglarized in Porter Ranch over the past week, police reported Thursday.
The break-ins have occurred mostly during daytime hours when homes are more likely to be unoccupied, according to Senior Lead Officer Dario Del Core of the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division.
Most homes in Porter Ranch are within walled, gate-secured neighborhoods.
Here are the burglary locations as reported by CrimeMapping.com which takes crime statistics directly from police department computers:Description:Case #:Location:Agency:Date: BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS 121701061 11800 PORTER VALLEY DR Los Angeles Police 12/18/2012 06:00 PM BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS 121721868 18700 BRASILIA DR Los Angeles Police 12/18/2012 08:30 AM BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS 121721871 18500 CALLE VISTA CI Los Angeles Police 12/18/2012 07:00 AM BURGLARY - ATTEMPTED 121721780 19300 VISTA GRANDE WY Los Angeles Police 12/16/2012 01:30 PM BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS 121721713 11900 DORAL AV Los Angeles Police 12/14/2012 11:25 AM
Entry is usually made by forcing open doors and windows after someone knocks on the door to make sure nobody is home. Items that have been taken include jewelry, money, firearms and electronics, Del Core said.
He asked residents to be vigilant and that anyone interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch contact him at (818) 363-1726.
The semi-annual LAPD Devonshire District meeting will be 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at World Vision Church, 19514 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. The topic of the presentation will be unlicensed boarding homes.
-- City News Service contributed to this report.