Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Residential Burglary Suspects Caught on Surveillance Video NR17004lpLos Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division Burglary detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying burglary suspects.
On Friday, December 30, 2016 around 8:35 p.m. Van Nuys officers responded to the 4200 block of Levitt Lane in the City of Los Angeles for a burglary radio call. When the officers arrived they found that the suspects had smashed a glass pane on a rear door and reached in to unlock the door. The suspects went through the house and stole handguns, currency, small electronics, and jewelry. The suspects used one of the victim's pillow cases to carry the stolen property. The suspects fled through the rear door and met up with a third suspect that was waiting in a dark colored Sports Utility Vehicle.
Surveillance video cameras captured both suspects walking up the driveway. Video footage also shows the suspects inside the residence.
The first suspect is described as a male Black or Hispanic, between 20 and 25-years-old. He is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds with a short beard and mustache. He was captured on video wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt, light colored pants, dark tennis shoes with white stripes and dark colored gloves with reflective tape on them.
The second suspect is described as a male Black or Hispanic, between 20 and 25-years-old. He is approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds, has dark hair and a short mustache and beard. He was captured on video wearing a light colored hooded sweat shirt, light colored pants, dark colored shoes, and black gloves.
There is no description for the third suspect, the driver of the suspect vehicle.
The suspect vehicle is described as a newer dark colored possible BMW or Lexus 4 door style SUV with tinted windows.
Detectives believe that these suspects have been involved in several other residential burglaries in the area over the past several weeks.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Burglary Detective Diamond at (818) 374-0029 or Detective Krauss at (818) 374-00. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.