A burglar or burglars broke into Rep. Karen Bass’ home on Friday night and fled with two guns, the Los Angeles mayoral candidate said in a statement released Saturday.
In the brief statement, Bass said she returned home on Friday to find obvious signs of a break-in and police were called. She said the thief or thieves stole two firearms, which were “stored securely” but left behind cash, electronics and other valuables.
“It’s nerve-wracking and unfortunately it’s something far too many Angelenos have faced,” Bass said.
When contacted for comment after the statement was released, LAPD officials said they were checking their records for more details about the incident.
“We have not released any specific information as to when [the break-in occurred]said Officer J. Chavez, the department’s spokesman.
Bass, a six-term congressman representing parts of the Westside and South Los Angeles, has built a double-digit lead over billionaire mall developer Rick Caruso in polls for the mayoral race, less than two month of election day.
The race has intensified in recent days, with Bass and Caruso pressing each other to come clean about their relationship with USC, which has been rocked by multiple scandals in recent years.
Bass is facing new questions about a $95,000 scholarship awarded to her by USC in 2011, which federal prosecutors have said is ‘essential’ to their investigation into allegations of corruption within the USC’s social work program. ‘university.
Los Angeles Times