Gardena police are warning residents about people going door to door offering security checks to prevent break-ins.
Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast said two men and a woman reported Tuesday night could have been checking to see if anyone was home, a tactic used by "knock-knock" burglars.
The suspects wore hats and shirts emblazoned with "Community Enforcement," he said. One person reported the suspects trying to get into his or her home to do a security check.
When someone told the suspects they were being videotaped, they left the area, Prendergast said. Anyone conducting door-to-door business in Gardena needs a city business license, he said.
The men were described as black and in their 20s, one heavy-set and the other thin. The woman, believed to be about 40, was white, thin and about 5 feet 1 inch tall, police said.
- City News Service