newsroom 1999 archives march 1999
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD

 
 
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs

 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Tuesday, March 30, 1999
Media Relations
   
   
Prowler Linked to Multiple Burglaries

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, March 30, 1999

The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, Rape Special Section, is currently investigating a series of Hot Prowl Burglaries in the West Los Angeles Area. The burglaries occurred in the early morning hours on Thursday, March 4, 1999.

The suspect prowled, peeped, and entered through unlocked doors and windows. The suspect has specifically targeted females in the student housing areas surrounding the UCLA campus. Six incidents were reported within a three-hour span during the early morning hours. In two of the incidents, the suspect had armed himself with a knife taken from the victims' kitchen prior to confronting the victim. In one incident, the suspect severely beat the victim's face before a roommate interrupted the attack. The suspect then struck the roommate and fled the location.

These incidents may be related to a number of other prowling and hot prowl burglaries in the area. A series of sexual assaults that have occurred recently in the Palms area of Pacific Division are not related to these burglaries.

The suspect in these burglaries is described as a Male Black, black hair, brown eyes, 6'0 to 6'1" tall, 150-200 pounds, 20-25 years of age. He has short-cropped hair or a shaved head. Although he may have access to a vehicle, none has been seen thus far.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, at the following phone numbers. During normal business hours, 213-485-2921, after hours, 213-485-2504.



For Release 12:50 pm PST
March 30, 1999



     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation