Three burglaries in five days
South Lake Tahoe was struck by a series of burglaries late last week and early this week.
The stolen property was returned for one of the three cases, which are still under investigation, according to SLTPD Sgt. Shannon Laney.
The first reported burglary occurred sometime between the night of Oct. 1 and early morning of Oct. 2 in the 700 block of Glorene Avenue. The suspects were able to escape the scene with two television sets, one with a 50-inch screen and the other with a 19-inch screen. Based on the police report, it was not immediately clear how the suspects gained access to the home.
The second burglary, which took place after 10 p.m. on Oct 2, occurred when the suspects pried open the back door of Goodfella’s Pizza on Ski Run Boulevard. The suspects allegedly stole a safe from the pizzeria, which was recovered on Monday when an employee at Artemis Mediterranean Food reportedly found it near the restaurant and contacted police. Inside the safe, was roughly $1,000.
The third burglary reported during the five-day span occurred at about 12:30 p.m. on Monday in the area of the 3700 block of Paradise Avenue. A resident of the apartment that was broken into was able to spot two suspects as he walked downstairs while the suspects were reportedly attempting to steal a television. Upon being discovered, the suspects ran away from the scene.
Before they left, however, they reportedly took a videogame system, a touch screen computer and a purse with roughly $800 in cash.
The culprits are suspected of entering the home through an unlocked door.
The SLTPD has open investigations on all three cases.