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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Burglary detectives are asking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of burglary suspects responsible for a series of burglaries in North Hollywood Area.

On Monday, November 19, 2018, around 6 p.m., a burglary occurred near the 7700 block of Bel Aire Avenue. Three suspects with one of them wearing a mask gained entrance into the residence and removed a safe. They exited the residence and got into a newer model Nissan Rouge with "Beverly Hills BMW" paper plates, which was driven by the fourth suspect.

Over the course of the past two months, North Hollywood Area has had 26 residential burglaries from October 15, 2018 through December 18, 2018. The burglaries have occurred within the area of Coldwater Canyon Boulevard and Bellaire Avenue, between Roscoe Boulevard and Victory Boulevard.

The suspects are working in crews of 2 to 4 people and they drive vehicles with paper plates. The suspects have targeted single family residences between the hours of 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The suspects select homes with minimal to zero lighting and enter the residence by smashing the rear sliding doors. Once inside, the suspects look for jewelry, cash, designer handbags, and firearms to steal.

First suspect is a male, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a "Skull Face" mask, black hoodie, black jeans, and black shoes.

Second suspect is a male, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, black jeans, and blue running shoes.

Third suspect is a male, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and gray running shoes.

The suspects have also been seen driving a white Kia sedan and a white Cadillac Escalade with paper plates.






Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Joseph Hampton North Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives at 818-754-8378 or 818-754-8377. 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 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 onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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