The Long Beach Police Department would like to
alert the community to an increase in a specific type of burglary
that is occurring, both locally and regionally, to houses and
apartment complexes that are in the process of being fumigated for
During these burglaries, suspects enter the tented structures that are vacated, and take valuables such as electronics and jewelry.
The L.B.P.D. would like to offer the community a few tips which could prevent you from becoming a victim:
It should also be noted that while a building is
being fumigated, it is infused with toxic chemicals, which could be
fatal if inhaled.
Anyone with information regarding fumigation burglaries is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Department's Burglary Detail at (562) 570-7351. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.