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Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Naked Preschool Burglar Captured on Surveillance Video NR11118rf

                                              ***UPDATE***

March 22, 2011


On March 22, 2011, at about 10:30 a.m., Hollenbeck Burglary Detectives arrested a 15-year-old male Juvenile who had twice broken into the "Centro De Alegria" Pre-School located at 420 North Soto Street in the Boyle Heights area of the city.
 
Detectives were contacted by a Boyle Heights resident who had seen televised news coverage of the crime. The citizen was able to provide detectives with information that helped them positively identify the subject, leading to the arrest.  

The Subject was booked into Eastlake Juvenile Hall for Burglary and is being held without bail.




Suspect Walks Around and Displays Sexual Behavior


Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who has twice broken into a preschool in the 400 block of North Soto Street and whose image was caught on surveillance video.

On November 14, 2010, at about 8 p.m., and again on March 6, 2011, at about 3 p.m., the suspect forced his way into the "Centro De Alegria" Pre-School in the Boyle Heights Area of the City. Once inside the suspect ransacked the school, looking for items of value and leaving with various items of property including money and keys.

After committing the burglary, but before leaving the school, the suspect can be seen taking off his clothing, masturbating and engaging in strange sexual behavior while parading around the lobby.

The suspect’s behavior is cause for concern and there is a sense of urgency to get him positively identified and taken into custody.

**Edited footage of the surveillance video is available at www.lapdtv.org**
 
Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect in the video is urged to contact Detective Eagleson at 323-224-0117.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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