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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Media Relations

Distraction Burglaries Method of Operation

What:
LAPD and the DWP will hold a news conference to announce a pattern of burglaries against elderly victims.  The alleged suspects distract the victims using ruses while accomplices burglarize their homes.

When:
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
10:00 a.m.

Where:
Police Administration Building (front)
Community Room
100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who:
Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, Central Bureau
Captain Steven Ruiz, Commanding Officer, LAPD Rampart Area
Captain Raymond Maltez, LAPD Rampart Area Patrol Division Commander
Patrick Findley, Chief of Security, Department of Water and Power
Lieutenant Joe Losorelli, LAPD Rampart Area Detective Section Commander
LAPD Commercial Crimes Detectives
LAPD Rampart Area Detectives

Why:
The Los Angeles Police Department and The Department of Water and Power want to make the public aware of the recent burglaries and the methods that being used by the suspects.
LAPD detectives will also provide prevention tips to avoid becoming a victim.

Contact:
For more information, please contact the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.

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