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The South Gate Police Department (SGPD) has provided details to South Gate – Lynwood Patch Latino about the incident that took place at 9700 Annetta Avenue on the morning of November 30, 2012.
This was something that was brought to Patch’s attention by a reader via Facebook.
“We received a call that reported suspicious subjects getting ready to burglarize a house,” said Captain Keith Hupp of the SGPD. “When the officers arrived the suspects basically jumped over the fence and ran.”
The SGPD set up containment zone around the area and a helicopter was used to try and find the suspects. The latter were said to be running away through backyards on foot.
“When the officers checked the house they found that it didn’t get broken into,” said Capt. Hupp. “We didn’t have a confirmed burglary, but just a trespassing.”
The SGPD was close to sending a canine unit, but decided not to.
“Had the officers found evidence of a felony we probably would have sent a canine,” said Capt. Hupp.
The suspects were ultimately not apprehended and the SGPD stopped the search at around 11:00 a.m. The SGPD told Patch the incident serves as an example of how residents can help stop burglaries.
“They got away, but the burglary was prevented because we had a good Samaritan who saw what happened [and called],” concluded Capt. Hupp. “It was probably a crime in process.”
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