Home-invasion suspects flee after realizing Lawndale family is still home

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Two intruders fled a South Bay home in Lawndale last week after realizing residents were still in the house.

Home surveillance video from June 3 shows the intruders inside the home around 1 p.m. after one suspect broke a window and let the other in through the front door.

A suspect also noticed a surveillance camera but didn’t seem concerned until movement was heard upstairs, where family members were home with their baby.

One of two intruders is seen in a Lawndale home on June 3, 2024. (Viewer image)

The sound apparently startled the suspects who fled in a white getaway van without taking anything.

On the same day, another resident in the neighborhood also reported a burglary.

The homeowner in that incident said the burglars ransacked the home while taking rent money and stealing his wife’s tips.

“They tore everything apart inside the house,” the homeowner told KTLA reporter Jennifer McGraw Monday.

The homeowner said he and his wife are scared to stay in the neighborhood.

“My wife didn’t even want to stay home. She didn’t even want to live in the area no more because she’s scared to go to sleep … You don’t know when they are going to come again,” he said.

It was unclear if these were the only two homes hit by the burglars that day.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.