Suspicions Raised About Alleged Burglary at Residence of Democratic Congresswoman

Details surrounding the Sept. 9 burglary that allegedly took place at the home of Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) have some commentators doubting the veracity of her claims.

The investigation by law enforcement revealed that the only items taken from her home were two registered guns that were in a lockbox in her closet. Despite the presence of jewelry, electronics, and other valuables in the home, these were the only items stolen.

Another detail that has some raising eyebrows is the fact that two suspects were arrested within a week, though many home invasions go unsolved.

“The confusing story of the Democrat whose guns were stolen from her house is still as muddy as ever,” said Fox News host Jesse Watters. “The perps stole two registered handguns that were in a lockbox stashed in a closet—No cash, jewelry, or electronics were grabbed at all.”

Co-host Jeanine Pirro was also skeptical of the congresswoman’s claims.

“I have more doubts than before,” Pirro said. “Why is her place in disarray when there’s valuables, there’s cash, there’s all kinds of, what did she say, electronics available?”

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the arrest was rather straightforward, as the suspects’ vehicle and license plate number were identified by a license plate reader belonging to a member of Bass’ community.

Police also had a photo of one of the suspects captured by security cameras.

Police were able to use the information to identify the suspects’ vehicle in Van Nuys, California. It was there that they arrested Patricio Munoz, 42, and Juan Espinoza, 24.

Both suspects were booked for residential burglary, with bail set at $500,000 for Munoz and no bail set for Espinoza.

During the arrests, police recovered items believed to be taken during additional burglaries, and they are currently working with surrounding agencies to determine the extent of the suspects’ crimes. The guns taken from Bass’ home have yet to be located.

“I’m hopeful we’ll give the congresswoman a small measure of a sense of safety as we move forward,” said LAPD Chief Michel Moore.