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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Burglary Suspect Caught With Pants Down on Video NR15117dm

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect responsible for an early morning burglary of a business.

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, around 2 a.m., a male suspect climbed onto the roof of a gas station located in the 1400 block of La Cienega Boulevard. The suspect entered the location through an unlocked roof entrance and can be seen crawling past an open door, where a gas station clerk was working. The suspect entered a rear office, filled trash bags full of cigarette cartons and fled through the roof.

The suspect is described as a male Black with black hair, 20 to 30 years old and weighing 180 to 210 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants and black shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is asked to call Wilshire Area Detective Lavender at (213) 922-8252. 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.