Several residential burglaries in the City of Santa Monica have occurred within the past few weeks in the neighborhoods bounded by Centinela Avenue, Pico Boulevard, 20th Street, and Ocean Park Boulevard.

The Santa Monica Police Department asks residents to “be on the alert for any suspicious circumstances and/or activity.”

Residents who wish to report a suspicious circumstance are asked to call the Santa Monica Police Department non-emergency line, (310) 458-8491.

To report an emergency situation, especially a crime in progress, residents are asked to call 9-1-1.

The Santa Monica Police Department recommends that residents:

– lock all doors and windows when they leave their residence;

– ensure that all side and back gates are locked;

– not hide a key outside; and

– turn on all exterior lights at night.