Kevin Cody

iPad ap leads police to suspects in burglary of former Hermosa mayor’s law office

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A master key was apparently used to gain access to offices at this Pacific Coast Highway and Artesia Boulevard office building.

A master key was apparently used to gain access to offices at this Pacific Coast Highway and Artesia Boulevard office building.

Four male, Whittier residents are in Hermosa Beach police custody after having allegedly burglarized the law offices of former Hermosa Beach city councilman Sam Edgerton Friday night. Edgerton served on the city council from 1991 to 2007.

Edgerton said roughly two dozen computers were taken  by the suspects, who appeared to have gained entry through the use of a master key. Two other offices in the law firm’s buildingwere also burglarized. The burglars scattered British porn that they brought with them around the law office. The burglary was discovered at 9 a.m. Saturday morning by an Edgerton and Weaver attorney. The office is at the northwest corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Artesia Boulevard.

“After the police arrived, one of our employees  recalled that his missing iPad has a tracking device,” Edgerton said. “He looked up the address where the computer was and gave the information to the Hermosa police, who gave it to the Whittier police. When Whittier police arrived at the address, the suspects were in their garage, loading our computers in a car.” Edgerton said.

“The house was full of computers and porn magazines, so the police we’re pretty sure those were the guys,” Edgerton said. ER

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