Burglaries hit Downtown apartments

Four burglaries struck the Orsini Apartments in Downtown Los Angeles this week, according to KPCC.

The incidents, which occurred between Friday night and Monday, totaled approximately $40,000 worth of items, including three laptops, several high-end hand bags and $1,800 in cash.

All four incidents occurred in units where residents had left their windows open, the LAPD told KPCC. Orsini, though a popular luxury housing option for many USC students, has long had a reputation for property crime. Two suspects in 2008 were taken into custody in connection with nine burglaries of the complex, according to a report by Curbed LA.

According to police, officers are currently investigating two suspects in connection to the crimes. As the complex has 24-hour doorman security and a gated parking garage, police suspect the burglaries to be an “inside job,” KPCC reported.

Though burglaries and car break-ins are nothing new at the Orsini, increased security detail and efforts by the LAPD to educate residents on basic precautionary security have contributed to increased crime control.