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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 10 days ago

Dok2's jewelry, watches, passport, and more get stolen in Koreatown, Los Angeles

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Dok2's belongings have been stolen.

On November 5, Dok2 shared about a car break-in via Instagram. With a photo, Dok2 stated, 

"Between 7 and 7:30 last evening at Han Bat restaurant in Koreatown, Los Angeles, thieves broke into my car and stole my backpack and my manager's backpack. Inside (the bag) were my necklace, my watches, my camera, two of my Korean phones, and my passport. You might not be able to reach me for a while... I called the police but both the police and security were saying that it's more of our fault for leaving the bags in the car since (car break-in) cases like this are so common here. They say the possibility of catching the thieves are very low... We had no choice but to leave the bags in the car because we were stopping by for dinner while on our way to the airport after checking out (of the hotel)..."


You can also see videos of Dok2's car with broken windows below. 


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BEGcomebackplz 10 days ago 3
10 days ago

what’s concerning is how often it happens, where’s CCTV and security?? No police looking out? If it happens often then there needs to be something done to prevent it. People who steal are dirty rats

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RoAnon9935 10 days ago 2
10 days ago

Security can do oh so much, and CCTV really doesn't work in garages.There is a large homeless population and drug issue in LA besides gangs. They try to prevent these things but people don't listen to common sense. If anything they should have put the bags in a more discrete if not hidden place. These guys are for smash and grab not searching the car. You see tourists all the time leave their back packs and valuables laying in plain site.

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jokbal_is_yum 10 days ago 1
10 days ago

I live in LA, and while I really do feel bad for these guys, they should know by now that NOWHERE is really 'safe', even if you lock your valuables in the trunk - smash-&-grab thieves will take even the tiniest opportunity to steal anything that's not chained down and can be fenced for a profit.
Next time you're in town, guys,..... just keep your stuff with you. Please.
>__<

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Rephudence 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Yes, but the chances of somebody breaking into your car are considerably lower if you don't leave things just sitting on the seat.



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RyenLux 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Sucks that this happened to him, but isn't this tourist common sense 101? You never leave your valuables behind no matter what. The 'keep your belongings with you at all time' rules doesn't just apply to the States, but all over the world. Plus, it's not like the LAPD can do much even if he criticizes them. They're known for not paying much attention on cases like these, especially when they have bigger problems to deal with.

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Anythingyg 10 days ago 1
10 days ago

bitch it’s la not Seoul

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dereksm27 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

hahaha. 100 percent agree.

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homoschmexical 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

NEVER leave your passport unattended in a country that is not your own. No matter what.

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Kdevil604 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

of course if it is your fault for leaving bags in the car.


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Ah_Chuu 10 days ago 1
10 days ago

LA is the usual entry point for visitors to the US. There are a lot of foreigners wandering around confused and plenty of people waiting to take advantage. If you're careless you stand a good chance of 'winning' fewer possessions there. When my wife and I went to LA we kept our passports in plastic bags pinned inside our pockets. My wife had someone try the old trick of bumping into her while slipping a hand into her pocket. We were very lucky our security strategy worked.


The 'we had to' line is bull; they just didn't want the inconvenience of returning to the airport right away. It sucks, but if you don't take care of yourself and your stuff you can't expect other people to pick up your slack. The world is what it is and not everyone plays by the rules. I wouldn't even leave that much expensive stuff unattended in a car in my relatively quiet hometown, much less a city with LA's issues...

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robin1 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Foreigners??!?!? Shut the fuck. You act like he was in Korea.

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jhwn557 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

This is why you shouldn’t be so flashy

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shakesmilk 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

I kinda agree with the cops here. It's their fault for leaving their valuables in the car. Specially in an area where it's not very safe. It's common sense to never ever leave your stuff in a car that's clearly visible. Hide it or take it with you. The passport is easily replaceable so he should get that done immediately. Valuables are just valuables and can be bought again so he shouldn't be too upset over that. I would be more worried about my passport if I were in his position.

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pinkerwinkle 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

I was thinking they should have put it in the trunk but then I realized they probably had their luggage in the trunk so...they rly didn't have much of a choice. But should have put a jacket over to hide it or at least something. LA area is always pretty shadyy....poor guy.

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k008 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Welcome to Los Angeles. What might seem normal or safe in another country is totally different here in LA. Also watch after your stuff and your surroundings.

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ddujjjun 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

I live near koreatown and about 10-15 mins from that restaurant? One of my favorite restaurants, actually. Travel 101: never leave your belongings visible in your car. Always leave your stuff in the trunk. I never keep anything visible in my car. Not even a penny. When a passing thief sees something in your car they will break in and steal whatever they can grab. It's common. I saw korean comments complaining about how the police said it was their fault for leaving their stuff in the open. I wouldn't say it's their fault cause I mean the robbers are the ones in the wrong - but, you should always take precautions, especially as a tourist. I always leave my things in the trunk. I actually get mad when friends or family leave things in my car and I don't notice it until later on. I don't even leave clothes or random pieces of paper in there. Hope everyone travels safe and smart.

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myma 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Welcome to LA.

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taleebe9 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

That sucks. I understand stopping by to eat while on the way to the airport. Checked out of the hotel to go eat at a restaurant and then drove 9 hrs back to my home city.

I usually try to cover up my bags, even useless shit. Just in case. can never be too careful since there are so many car breaks in.

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1llionaire 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

LA is a shithole

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jeyjin 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

I feel bad for them. Those are things you don't keep in your car -especially not in plain sight... From now on, maybe they'll learn to keep it in their hotel or to carry it around with them.

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ijijoow 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

srsly, just take your valuables with you EVERYWHERE when you're overseas

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psb1013 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

How stupid can you be. Even in Korea it's not safe to place your belongings in a car with a clear view from the outside. He should've placed his stuff in the trunk instead. Besides, everyone knows LA (and California in general) has become the sh*t hole in the US. Last time I was there, there were feces and people urinating on the streets and beggars everywhere. People are moving out in droves.

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2fat 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

The car has something called a trunk. You lock your valuables, backpacks etc. in the trunk so thieves can't see what's inside and be tempted to break in. If you leave a couple of backpacks laying on the seat of a rented car in the parking lot of an LA restaurant then, yes, you might find them stolen when you come out.

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robin1 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Shouldn't have left it in the car idiot.

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Donna_Dash 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

I mean it's LA.... He should've known better. Dok2's from the hood AND he used to steal.

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shane0531 10 days ago 0
10 days ago
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walkertexasrange 10 days ago 9
10 days ago

Dok2 will claim insurnace. Seems fishy to me

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LordP 10 days ago 8
10 days ago

how is it fishy??? People get robbed all the time. He just got unlucky and became victim of a robbery

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walkertexasrange 10 days ago 7
10 days ago

Leaving $200k worth of jewelry, camera equipment, and cash. Come on, this is insurance fruad

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