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Do You Recognize This Alleged Ladera Ranch Thief?

Below is home surveillance footage of an alleged thief attempting to break into a car at approximately 4 AM on April 11th in Ladera Ranch’s Covenant Hills neighborhood.  Do you recognize this person?  If so, contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  He is also alleged to have tried to break into the house by accessing the garage through a side door before he was scared off by the home security system.

In an (apparently) unrelated incident, vandals used paint to damage cars and other property in the Savannah community of Ladera Ranch.

If you any information about either of these crimes, please contact law enforcement.  Remember, even in a safe community like Ladera Ranch, make sure to lock your doors, secure your valuables and be vigilant.

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