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Beware of residential burglars

March 24, 2017

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department encourages Cerritos residents to take extra precautions to protect themselves from residential burglars.

The "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign urges residents to call the Cerritos' Sheriff's Station immediately at (562) 860-0044 if they see strangers loitering, sitting in a parked car or knocking on doors with no apparent business or social purpose. A Sheriff's deputy will be dispatched to check your neighborhood.

Residents with valuables, such as jewelry or rare collectibles, are encouraged to rent a bank safety deposit box to store the items when they are not in use. Home alarm systems and dogs are excellent residential burglary deterrents. Always lock doors and windows when you are not home. In addition, do not leave the garage door open if you are inside your home.

For more residential burglary prevention tips, call the City's Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266 or visit the Safer Cerritos website at


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