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News Release

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Studio City: The Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Area Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying burglary suspects whose images were caught on camera.

Between September 2017 and February 2018, two suspects have been linked to nine restaurant burglaries in the Studio City Area. The suspects smash or break the front glass doors of closed restaurants in the early morning hours targeting the cash registers.

9 Restaurants in Studio City

  • September 29, 2017 at 1:00 a.m., in the 4000 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard
  • September 29, 2017 at 2:00 a.m., in the 4700 block of Vineland Avenue
  • November 27, 2017 at 12:30 a.m., in the 4100 block of Lankershim Boulevard
  • February 14, 2018 at 12:00 a.m., in the 10800 block of Riverside Drive
  • February 14, 2018 at 12:20 a.m., in the12100 block of Ventura Boulevard
  • February 14, 2018 at 1:35 a.m., in the 12700 block of Ventura Boulevard
  • February 14, 2018 at 1:45 a.m., in the 12700 block of Ventura Boulevard
  • February 14, 2018 at 3:40 a.m., in the 4300 block Laurel Canyon Boulevard


The suspects have been tied to similar burglaries throughout Southern California in which their images were captured on video.

Suspect one is described as a male Black, bald, 50-60 years of age, standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing around 170-180 pounds.

Suspect two is described as a male, Black, approximately 40 years old, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing around 200-240 pounds with a large tattoo on his left forearm.

Anyone with information or can identify the suspect is urged to contact North Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives Stone or Kojima at (818) 754-8377. During non-business hours or on the 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.


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