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News Release

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Burglary Suspect Caught on Video NR17317dm

West Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Area are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a serial burglary suspect responsible for at least seven residential and auto burglaries.

From September 18, 2017, through September 26, 2017, detectives received video surveillance footage of a burglary suspect, wearing a ski mask. The suspect would disable cameras and force entry into apartment buildings. He could also be seen entering subterranean garages and breaking into parked vehicles.

On October 12, 2017, around 2:15 a.m., video surveillance captured the suspect as he attempted to gain entry to an apartment building in the 11600 block of Montana Avenue. The suspect had not yet donned his usual ski-mask and hoody. The suspect then crossed the street and burglarized an apartment building in the same block.

The suspect is described as a male black, 40-50 years old, with a greying beard. He stands approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs over 200 pounds. He was seen wearing a dark Nike Pro Balaclava, a dark hoody sweatshirt over a white t-shirt, and red New Balance shoes.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact West Los Angeles Auto Detective Pearce at (310) 444-1503, or Detective Popper at (310) 444-1505. 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 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."