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News Release

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West L.A. Division are seeking the public's assistance in locating additional burglary victims.

On Thursday, July 2, 2015, around 7:30 p.m., West L.A. patrol officers responded to a radio call of possible trespass suspects at a residence in the 1100 block of Maybrook Drive within the Bel Air Estates area. Officers discovered two men and two women drinking alcohol and swimming in the pool. The residence was under construction on the first floor. The two men were hired as painters, but no one should have been at the location at that time of night. Officers discovered that the second level of the residence had been ransacked, and it appeared that property was taken. A search of the suspect's vehicles was completed. Stolen property was found inside of the vehicles, and was later identified as belonging to the homeowner.

Anyone in the West L.A. area who was the victim of a burglary while their residence was under construction, hired any of the suspects shown below as workers or recognize seeing any of these suspects near a construction site are asked to contact West L.A. burglary detectives.


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Anyone with information is asked to contact West Los Angeles Burglary Detectives at (310) 444-1522. During non-business hours, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 texting to 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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