NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- Police are working to apprehend a group of thieves who have burglarized 26 homes across North Hollywood and Sun Valley since October, officials said Wednesday.
The most recent incident occurred around 6 p.m. Monday in the 7700 block of Bellaire Avenue, in Sun Valley, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release.
In that incident, three men — one of them wearing a mask — entered the residence and made off with a safe, investigators said.
The men were fled the neighborhood in a newer model Nissan Rouge with paper plates from Beverly Hills BMW that was being driven by a fourth suspect, LAPD said.
It was the latest incident in a burglary series that began Oct. 15. The case is unusual because of the high amount of break-ins in an concentrated area within a relatively short span of time, investigators said.