A Hollywood Hills man says he was at home watching TV on Sunday night when five people broke into his home and started going through his belongings.
Victim said his dog barked around 11:15 p.m. but initially believed there was only a raccoon or wild animal walking on the roof of his home in the 7200 block of Pacific View Drive.
After remembering that he had left a bedroom door unlocked, the victim decided to check his security cameras and saw a man with a balaclava in his garage.
A 911 operator told the victim to go to the bathroom and asked if he was safe.
The victim said he told the operator: “I guess I’m safe… It’s a small house. These guys can go straight in.
Eventually the victim peeked out of the bathroom to see if the police had arrived, but believes the suspects saw him and decided to leave the property.
When he later watched more surveillance footage, the victim said he saw five people “run out” of the house.
They were described as young men, but all their faces were covered. Police did not provide an official description or state the number of intruders they were looking for.
Victim thinks he used a screwdriver to gain access to the garage. He said the suspects also managed to enter a guest bedroom and escape with a few items, although he is not sure what was taken.
“I saw a guy in one of the videos wearing something. I couldn’t tell what it was,” the victim said.
The victim was not injured but said he was shaken by the incident.
“I was scared… It’s quite serious to see a person. When I saw five,” he said.
The victim said the suspects even took pictures of themselves while walking through his house.
The intruders were gone by the time police arrived, but they suggested adding more lights and motion sensors around the property.
The victim said he would take their advice, but he is still “freaked out” by the experience.
” I can not sleep. My house is lit up like a Christmas tree now because I’m freaking out.
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