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News Release

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Media Relations

Detectives Alert Public about Elderly Distraction Crimes

What:
News conference to alert the public about a series of distraction crimes where elderly victims are the target of burglaries and thefts. 
                  
When:
Monday, February 27, 2006
10:00 a.m.

Where:
North Hollywood Community Police Station
11640 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA  91601

Why:
Captain Michael Williams, Commanding Officer North Hollywood Patrol and North Hollywood Detectives

The elderly have been victims of a longstanding crime method targeting senior citizens using trick or device.  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying suspects who uses deception as their primary weapon to trick victims out of money and valuables.

Detectives will be available for future interviews to safeguard citizens against falling victim to these types of crimes.