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Friday, April 3, 2015

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Wilshire Burglar Caught on Camera NR15111lp

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Area detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a burglary. The suspect was later caught on surveillance video when pawning the victim's property.

On Sunday, February 21, 2015, a suspect broke into a residence located in the 1300 block of Tremaine Avenue. The suspect took the victim's property including jewelry and a laptop computer. On Tuesday, February 23, 2015, the victim got a ping from her laptop computer at a local pawn shop. The victim immediately phoned the police who responded to the pawn shop. By the time the officers arrived to the store, the suspect had left the location, however, detectives were able to obtain surveillance video from inside the pawn shop.

The suspect is described as a male Black, between 18 - 23-years-old with black hair. He stands between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall and has a thin build. On the surveillance footage, he was seen wearing a grey shirt, glasses and carrying a black back pack.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is asked to call Wilshire Area Detective Nolan at (213) 482-8255. During non-business hours or on the 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.