Democratic Los Angeles mayoral candidate Karen Bass claims her home was broken into and two guns were stolen


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Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass, a candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, announced on Saturday that her home had been broken into as the city experiences a rise in crime which is a top concern for voters in Southern California.

“Last night I came home to find my house had been broken into and broken into,” the Bass campaign said in a statement. “The LAPD have been called and I appreciate their assistance. At this time it appears that only two firearms, although safely stored, have been stolen. Cash, devices electronics and other valuables weren’t. It’s nerve-wracking and unfortunately it’s something that far too many Angelenos have faced.”

It is unclear if police have identified a suspect or if any arrests have been made.

The Los Angeles Police Department did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.

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The Bass home burglary comes as rising crime has become a burning issue in Los Angeles, prompting more than half a million residents to sign their names on a petition to recall progressive district attorney George Gascon who finally failed in August.

Earlier this year, data showed that shootings in Los Angeles have increased by 69% since 2020 and violent crimes have increased by 7.2% compared to last year. Robberies increased by 18.5% and car thefts by 40%.

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Bass told Fox News earlier this year that her plan, if elected mayor, was “to be smart about crime.”

Bass, a former state legislator who has spent the past decade representing a congressional district that spans areas south and west of downtown Los Angeles, added that she “calls for hiring civilians so those officers can be on the spot. But I’m also calling for hiring some 200 to 400 officers…I also believe in serious investment in crime prevention.”

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A poll released in late August showed Bass ahead of his opponent, billionaire developer Rick Caruso, by 12 points.


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