The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed two arrests were made in connection to the home burglary of California Rep. and mayoral candidate Karen Bass.
The break-in occurred Friday, September 10, with Bass saying only her firearms were taken and no other valuables.
In an interview with KTTV‘s Elex Michaelson, Bass said the guns were in a lock box and were kept for protection. Bass added that the incident changed her outlook on her personal safety and saying it was now “shattered.”
Rep. Bass will face local businessman Rick Caruso in the race for Los Angeles mayor on November 8, after receiving more than 43% of the vote in June primaries, to Caruso’s 36%.
Caruso commented on the incident at a campaign event Tuesday, saying he was sorry, while simultaneously making a point about crime “happening way too much in the city of Los Angeles.”
The initial description of a suspect captured through surveillance, was a Hispanic male, around 5-foot-9, 200 pounds, wearing a surgical mask, a Dodger-style blue and white cap and black Asics sneakers.
LAPD did not provide further details on the arrested suspects.
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