Candidate for Los Angeles mayor and U.S. Rep. Karen Bass says her home was burglarized overnight.
Bass said Saturday afternoon that her home had been broken into late Friday evening and two firearms were stolen, “despite being safely and securely stored.”
A Bass spokesperson confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the guns were in a Brinks lock box.
No other valuables were taken, Bass said.
“It’s unnerving and, unfortunately, it’s something that far too many Angelenos have faced,” she said.
It’s unclear exactly when the break-in happened, but Bass was in attendance and spoke at the National Hispanic Media Coalition annual Impact Awards Gala Friday evening.
Bass said she has been in contact with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police have not released any specific details about the investigation, and though a press release issued Saturday night contains multiple details that align with the burglary of Bass’s home, they have thus far declined to positively identify that the two similar burglaries are related.
In their press release, police identified the scene as being in Baldwin Vista, where the Los Angeles Times reported that Bass lives.
Both the press release and Bass also indicated that two guns were stolen, while electronics, cash and other valuables were not.
Police described the suspect in the Baldwin Vista burglary as a man who is about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and was wearing dark clothing, a surgical mask, blue baseball cap with a white logo, and black Asics sneakers.
Anyone with information about the LAPD press release is asked to call Detective Colleen Stout-Ryder at 213-485-7522.
During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).
To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go directly to lacrimestoppers.org.
Bass, who currently serves in Congress representing California’s 37th congressional district, is one of two remaining candidates vying for the mayor’s office.
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