Residential Burglary Attempt Startles Teenager On 400 Block Of N. Catalina

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Yesterday, November 20, a teenager heard several knocks on the back door of his residence on the 400 block of N. Catalina St. at 3:45 p.m. The teenager decided to ignore the knocks and remain in his bedroom. After additional repetitious knocks, the resident walked to the rear laundry room door, to discover two males, ages 25-30. One suspect was standing in the laundry room and the other in the doorway.

The resident asked the men what they were doing, to which the suspects allegedly replied that they were lost, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. The suspects immediately turned and ran away. No vehicle was seen or heard. A neighbor reported hearing two men’s voices in the backyard of the house prior to the incident.

The resident was not injured and nothing was taken, however, the incident was not reported until 5:00 p.m. when the resident’s father returned home. “If you see something suspicious, call 911 right away so we can get our resources out there and catch these suspects,” commented Sgt. Ryburn.

There have been a few recent residential burglaries in Burbank in which the rear door has been kicked in, Ryburn added.  People with information on this or other recent incidents are urged to call the Burbank Police Department at 818-238-3000.

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