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News Release

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Media Relations

Mail Theft Suspect Captured on Video NR16137dm

May 2, 2016

The suspect (Gregory Jimmy Karkour) may be of Hispanic or Middle Eastern decent.

Los Angeles:
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of Burglary/Mail Theft suspect, Gregory Jimmy Karkour.

On Monday January 11, 2016, at 1:20 a.m., Karkour used a postal key to unlock the front door of an apartment building in the 1300 block of Angelina Street in the City of Los Angeles. He entered the apartment building, forced open the mail boxes and removed the mail from several mailboxes. He fled the location in a 2006 Honda Accord, two door, light blue in color. Karkour committed 6 additional mail thefts, at apartment buildings, on the following dates and times:

  • January 15, 2016, at 10:30 p.m., in the 1300 block of Court Street
  • January 18, 2016, at 9:40 a.m., in the 1300 block of Court Street
  • January 24, 2016, at 2:25 a.m., in the 1800 block of W. Temple Street
  • January 28, 2016, at 4:20 a.m., in the 300 block of Reno Street
  • February 3, 2016, at 6:30 a.m., in the 100 block of Witmer Street
  • February 11, 2016, at 5:51 a.m., in the 100 block of Witmer Street
  • April 17, 2016, at 11:50 p.m., in the 700 block of Maltman Avenue
Karkour used a postal key to gain entry to the each location. He was been seen leaving several of the locations in a 2006 Honda Accord, two door, light blue in color. Karkour is described as a 27-year-old male Other with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black "Under Armour" hooded shirt, black jeans and black tennis shoes. He has close cropped hair.

Anyone with information is urged to contact LAPD Rampart Burglary Detective Section at 213-484-3490. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by sending a text to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."