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News Release

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Media Relations

Hot Prowler Captured On Camera


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Area Detective Division is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect responsible for two residential burglaries in the Brentwood Area of Los Angeles.

On Thursday, June 24, 2003 at about 1:00 a.m., the suspect, a male White entered the victim's residence through the unlocked rear sliding door. In the second occurrence, the suspect used a chair to gain entrance to the residence through a bathroom window. Once inside, the suspect accosted the victims while they slept in their bedroom. While pointing a handgun at the victims, the suspect demanded money, jewelry and access to their safe (neither victim had a safe). The suspect used bodily force against the victims in addition to the handgun, in order to gain compliance. Once the suspect obtained the property, the suspect ran out the front door and entered a vehicle.

Surveillance videotape caught the suspect’s image and is available to the media at the Media Relations Office located at 150 North Los Angeles Street, Room 626. The suspect is described as a male White or Hispanic, 5'5"to 5'8" tall, 130-160 lbs., 20-30 years of age, and has an olive complexion.

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Los Angeles Area Detectives at 310-575-8441. During off-hours and on weekends, please call the West Los Angeles Area Detective Division Watch Commander at 310-575-8404, or the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.