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News Release

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Media Relations

Commercial Burglary Suspects Captured on Tape NR13167rl

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Major Crimes Division, is asking for the public's help in identifying commercial burglary suspects whose images were captured on surveillance video committing burglaries at hotels in the Los Angeles area.  

Investigators have discovered that two to three suspects enter hotels between the hours of 8am and 11am, in either the lobby or dining area. One of the suspects creates a distraction with the victims while an additional suspect takes the victim's property and flees the locations in a getaway vehicle.  The suspects may have committed other burglaries in the South Bay Area.

The suspects are described as male and female Hispanics in their late 30's to early 40's.

Anyone with information on this crime or the suspects is urged to call Detective Carlos Llamas at (213) 486-7367 or, Major Crimes Division/Criminal Investigation Section at (213) 486-7220.  During non-business hours or on weekends, 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 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.