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Police: Driver Who Withdrew Cash From LA-Area Bank Followed To Glendale Where Vehicle Was Burglarized

GLENDALE (CBSLA) — Police need help identifying the driver of a vehicle that apparently followed a person from a bank in Los Angeles to Glendale in order to break into their vehicle.

The vehicle break-in is just the latest in a series of follow-home burglaries and robberies reported out of Los Angeles.

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(credit: Glendale Police Department)

Glendale police say the vehicle burglary happened in the 200 block of South Central Avenue just after 9 a.m. last Saturday. The driver had just come from a bank in Los Angeles, where they had withdrawn cash, and was apparently followed to Glendale, where the vehicle was broken into shortly after being parked.

"The MO is consistent with numerous similar, recent 'jugging' or bank-follow incidents involving suspects in rental cars following victims from bank parking lots," a crime bulletin from Glendale police said.

Earlier this month, the LAPD issued a community alert warning of a rise in follow-home robberies. Since then, similar incidents have been reported in the Fairfax District, one attempt was made to rob TV host Terrence J, and an ambush of a couple followed home to Upland was caught on video.

The suspect vehicle was described as a late model, black Toyota 4Runner with dark tinted windows in front and back, no front license plate, and a possible Oregon plate on the rear.

Anyone with information about the Glendale break-in can call Glendale police at (818) 548-4911.

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