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California Democrat Karen Bass says burglar stole two firearms from her home

The U.S. Congresswoman and Los Angeles mayoral candidate called the LAPD Friday night

Congresswoman Karen Bass speaks against the recall at California Governor Gavin Newsom's recall election rally, Sept. 5, 2021
Congresswoman Karen Bass speaks against the recall at California Governor Gavin Newsom's recall election rally, Sept. 5, 2021 | Shutterstock

September 12, 2022 12:54pm

Updated: September 12, 2022 8:10pm

By ADN America Staff

Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass, currently running for mayor in Los Angeles, said she had two firearms stolen from her home when it was burglarized Friday evening.

Bass phoned Los Angeles Police Department shortly after arriving back at her house Friday evening after she realized it been burglarized.

"At this time, it appears that only two firearms, despite being safely and securely stored, were stolen. Cash, electronics and other valuables were not. It's unnerving and, unfortunately, it's something that far too many Angelenos have faced," Bass said, according to a report published by Fortune magazine.

Bass, who lives in the Baldwin Vista area of Los Angeles legally registered the firearms but never applied for a permit to carry, said communications director Sarah Leonard Sheahan in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

The Los Angeles Police Department has described the suspect as a 5-foot, 9-inch Hispanic male, weighing about 200 pounds.

During a debate earlier this year, Bass said she felt safe in her California neighborhood. When asked to rate her feelings of security on a scale of 1 to 10, she responded, “I do feel safe. I would say a 10… I feel safe, but I do understand that a lot of people around the city do not feel safe, and I respect that.”

Los Angeles area crime is up 4.8% this year compared to 2021. Crime has reportedly escalated throughout the State of California including the northern area of the Golden States such in cities like San Francisco.