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Crime Trend: Burglars Use Doggie Door to Enter Homes

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Your pets' easy in and out access to your home could be your downfall, the Los Angeles Police Department cautions residents. Police say that there's a recent trend they've noted wherein perps use doggie doors to get into homes in order to commit burglaries.

Recently, about seven or eight such crimes with the doggie door m.o. have happened in the West Valley, according to ABC7. "The suspects enter through the doggie door and spray the pets with some type of pepper spray."

The LAPD's pro tip for homeowners with canine come-and-goers is to secure the doggie door.