The Studio City Residents Association put out a notice to warn residents about a rash of purse snatchings that have occurred recently in the Studio City and Sherman Oaks areas.
The Los Angeles Police Senior Lead Officers have been notified and are on alert in all the local districts.
Here is the notice:
ALERT TO SHOPPERS
Members please be aware, and on the alert, that a shopper's purse was stolen from her shopping cart while shopping at Trader Joes on Ventura Blvd. and Laurel Canyon and her bank accounts were drained in a matter of 15 minutes. This occurred Wednesday July 31.
Find out more about the Studio City Residents Association, or to join at: www.studiocityresidents.org
Michael Lewis 818-634-2593
South Sherman Oaks
Senior Lead Officer Ron Carter
Cell Phone 818-731-2565
North Sherman Oaks
Senior Lead Officer Trent Berry Cellular (Field) Telephone 818-731-2563