Burglers broke Penny Oven front door glass, repairs underway. Photo by Laura Brady-Allen for the Boulevard Sentinel

The Burglaries Go On – January 2020

2020 Crime Editions January Updates

By Laura Brady-Allen

Break-ins occurred early Wednesday morning at two restaurants on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. Relentless and Penny Oven, located side-by-side at Colorado and Caspar Avenue, were hit at 1:10 a.m. by burglars who broke the front door glass at both locations.  

Michelle Wilton, co-owner of Penny Oven, told the Boulevard Sentinel that the break-ins were captured on surveillance video. Wilton said that nothing was stolen from Penny Oven, but the damage to the glass front is expensive – and frustrating: A previous break in at Four Café, a restaurant owned by Wilton and her husband, Corey Wilton, across the street from Penny Oven, cost the couple $2,500 in repairs to the door. Piencone, another restaurant owned by the Wiltons, located at Colorado and Shearin Avenue, was robbed of $1,500 and damaged during a spree of break-ins on the boulevard on January 5, 2019.

Efforts by the Sentinel to reach the owners of Relentless have not yet been successful.

Just hours before the break-ins at Relentless and Penny Oven, LADP Senior Lead Officer, Fernando Ochoa, told attendees at the regular monthly meeting of the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council that police coverage in Eagle Rock was thin due to a limited number of police officers and police cars spread out over a large area.  


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