Alleged Knock-Knock Burglars Get Lock-Locked Up

Alleged Knock-Knock Burglars Get Lock-Locked Up
Photo: Brandon Williams, Marterries Griffin and Andre Story

Burglaries plague homes and businesses in many major cities, and Los Angeles is no exception. Certain perpetrators of the crime, dubbed “Knock-Knock” burglars, are becoming more and more rampant. According to Deputy Edmo Luna of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau, “…these crews, often formed by gang members, utilize high-end luxury vehicles and rental cars to blend in to middle class and affluent neighborhoods where they break into homes and businesses, ransacking and stealing valuables such as cash, jewelry, and weapons.”

Three alleged “Knock-Knock” burglars were caught in the act a few weeks ago by detectives from the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department, Major Crimes Bureau, and Burglary-Robbery Task Force, a group put into place nine years ago to end the pattern of daytime burglaries among residential areas.

On April 10, 2019, Los Angeles residents Andre Story, Marterries Griffin (25-year-old males), and Brandon Williams (35-year-old male) were making the rounds through neighborhoods in the West Los Angeles and Brentwood area in a black Jaguar sedan. Luna says, “Detectives saw two suspects run out of a yard, where a loud audible alarm was sounding and quickly walk toward the awaiting getaway vehicle.”

Before they could complete their getaway, police intervened to arrest the suspects. Evidence of the crime included stolen property from that particular home, cash, and tools used for the burglary.

All three suspects were booked into the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Substation on charges of residential burglary. Griffin was also charged with assaulting a police officer.

Each suspect had a history of residential burglary, and Both Story and Williams are documented South Los Angeles criminal street gang members. Williams had also previously been convicted of narcotics possession and weapons violations.

Alleged Knock-Knock Burglars Get Lock-Locked Up was last modified: May 10th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Los Angeles

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