BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge police are currently searching for three masked men who attempted to burglarize a home Tuesday morning in the Hundred Oaks neighborhood.
Sgt. Don Coppola with BRPD says a housekeeper walked in on the burglary in progress around 8:30 a.m. at the home in the 2900 block of Reymond Avenue. One of the men confronted her and she fled the home.
The three young men, who were seen on surveillance video walking to and from the home, are described as ranging in height from 5'8" to 5'9" and aged between 18 and 22.
"I was shocked. I was really shocked," said Harold Bahlinger with the Hundred Oaks Neighborhood Association.
Bahlinger says he has lived in the Hundred Oaks neighborhood, which is right off of Perkins Rdoad near the Garden District, for 83 years. He describes the neighborhood as friendly and close-knit. He adds everyone in the neighborhood pays for security.
"We gave $400 per resident to keep the security in the neighborhood and we were hearing that the response of that security has really helped the security in the neighborhood. When this event came about today, it was quite a surprise to us," said Bahlinger.
Police say the men did get away with a computer monitor, a wallet, and a few other items. The suspects ditched the monitor not far from the house as they were fleeing the scene.
No one was injured during the incident. Police say the investigation is still active and they are trying to identify the three masked men. Anyone with any information is asked to call BRPD or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.