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La Jolla Crime Report

— Staff reports

Mail riffling reported in Lower Hermosa

A resident in La Jolla’s Lower Hermosa neighborhood reported several incidents of a couple riffling through her mailbox to San Diego Police.

The resident, who resides on La Jolla Boulevard, said she spotted a Caucasian couple in their mid-40s with dark hair and average builds riffling through her mail as she returned home earlier this month. The female of the couple was reportedly wearing Capri pants and tennis shoes, and the man sported long pants and a windbreaker. The resident said two packages have gone miss- ing from her mailbox in recent months.

Anyone witnessing similar suspicious activity should contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

Ersatz city employees rob Hillside Drive home

Two suspects posing as city water workers burglarized a home in La Jolla Dec. 5.

The suspects targeted a home in the 7500 block of Hillside Drive at around noon.

According to San Diego Police Lt. Andra Brown, one of the suspects told the victim he needed to check the water on her property. The victim led the suspect through the house, turning on faucets. When they arrived at the victim’s bedroom, the suspect said he needed the victim to go turn on the rest of the water in the house. When she returned, the suspect was gone. The victim then called the water department, which said none of its workers had been dispatched to the area. The victim noticed three rings missing and called police.

Police are warning La Jollans to be cautious before allowing unknown persons to enter their home.

Dec. 4

Grand theft (more than $950)

, 6800 block Paseo Laredo, 8 p.m.

Dec. 5

Battery (spouse/date)

, 700 block Agate Street, 6:58 p.m.

Vehicle break-in/theft

, 9500 block Genesee Avenue, 7 p.m.

Dec. 6

Vehicle break-in/theft

, 4000 block Porte La Paz, 7 p.m.

Dec. 7

■ Vehicle break-in/theft

, 5300 block Tos- cana Way, 10:30 a.m.

Petty theft

, 430 block La Jolla Village Drive, 8:15 p.m.

Dec. 8

Vandalism (less than $1,000)

, 3800 block Nobel Drive, 1 a.m.

Petty theft

, 7500 block Girard Avenue, 2:20 p.m.

Dec. 9

Residential burglary

, 700 block Genter Street, 10:05 a.m.