Kids Interrupt Burglary, Chase Intruders

La Cañada Flintridge resident John Akopyan said burglars took cash and watches from his home. He and his wife were away from the residence, but security cameras captured much of the incident.

A La Cañada Flintridge resident said his three children chased off a group of burglars last weekend after they found the intruders at their house.

John Akopyan said his daughters, ages 18 and 15, and his son, 7, arrived at their home in the 700 block of Forest Green Drive at about 9 p.m. on Saturday and saw three people running around the interior of the residence. As the children shouted at them, the three burglars got into a car driven by a fourth person and fled, Akopyan said.

The children then briefly pursued the burglars in their own vehicle, the father added.

“I don’t know why they decided to do that, but you know what? I’m glad they did,” he said, adding that all three of his children were unharmed.

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