UCLA frat house burglarized by laptop thieves as students slept

Close-up of a statue of a bear near a person walking by
A student walks past the UCLA bear in Bruin plaza on Tuesday.
(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

A UCLA frat house was burglarized by thieves who swiped laptops, computers and other property as the students slept, according to the campus police department.

Two people — a man and a woman — slipped into the home in the 500 block of Landfair Avenue on Friday morning around 8 a.m. to commit the burglary, according to the UCLA Police Department.

All of the burglary victims were UCLA students. No injuries were reported, according to the department.


Police are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made.

The burglary came five days after a UCLA staff member was robbed at gunpoint by two men — one in a ski mask — on a street off campus, UCLA police said. The suspects fled in a Chevrolet Camaro.

Recent crime statistics for UCLA were not immediately available.

A UCLA crime data report detailing 2021 statistics showed burglaries trending upward, compared with 2019 and 2020, with 66 on-campus burglaries in 2021 compared with 47 in 2019.

Off-campus properties, however, saw a decline in burglaries with 27 in 2021 compared with 43 the year before.