Work's been going on for a while at the Echo Park Boat House, with the building in various stages of public undress.
Lately the door, removed for renovations, was again put back on. But that didn't stop someone or two or three from breaking in some time over the Memorial Day weekend.
Work crews left the site at 4 p.m. on Thursday and returned on Tuesday to see the latch of one of the windows broken off.
According to Mario Mota, who is on special burglary detail for LAPD's Rampart Division, the suspects entered through that window.
They apparently also used their climbing skills to climb over the fence that has long enclosed the Lake and the adjoining park during the renovation.
They took an air compressor and some tools.
About a month and a half ago, alleged burglars also visited the boathouse. They vandalized the interior but didn't take anything.
They had things a bit easier time. They entered through the doorway. A new door had not yet been installed and they simply removed the plywood that workers had used to block it.
Mota said in an email that these two incidents are the only that have occurred at the boathouse in recent months.
Renovation of the historic structure has gone on simultaneously but independently of the massive public works project that is the Echo Park Rehabilitation Project.