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Friday, July 17, 2015

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Venice: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect responsible for a burglary in the Venice area.

On July 11, 2015, around 7 a.m., the suspect entered a residence on Paloma Avenue near Speedway, through an unlocked side door. While inside the suspect grabbed the victim's iPhone and accidentally activated a video application, which clearly captured his image as he is standing in the victim's living room.

The suspect took the iPhone and then fled through the same door. All of this occurred while three residents, two fifteen-year-old females and an adult female slept in nearby bedrooms.

The suspect is described as a male Black, wearing a dark hat.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the residential burglaries is asked to contact Pacific Area Detective Salazar at (310) 482-6363. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.




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