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News Release

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Media Relations

Apartment Burglaries with Drilled Locks

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help for information leading to the identification and arrest of a burglary crew targeting Mid City apartments.  These suspects were captured in surveillance video.

On February 24, 2010 two suspects forced their way into an apartment in the 3100 block of West 3rd St. The suspects unlocked the deadbolt locks and gained entry in to the apartment unit by drilling holes from the exterior of the front doors above the deadbolts.  Once inside, the suspects ransacked the residence and removed selected items.

The suspects are described as male Asians in their 20’s wearing gray colored LA baseball caps.  One of the suspects had black framed eyeglasses. These suspects are believed to be responsible for other burglaries in the area.

Anyone with information regarding these burglaries or other crimes is encouraged to contact Olympic Burglary Detective Adrian Chin at 213-382-9440.  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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.