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News Release

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Media Relations

Serial Burglar Sought NR10429bb

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) North Hollywood and Van Nuys Area Burglary detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a burglary suspect identified as 45-year-old Brian Keith Bakke.  

On July 19, 2010 at 9:20 p.m., Bakke entered a Blockbuster video store at 4821 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood with a black duffel bag.  Bakke then filled the bag with numerous DVDs from the store and left without paying.

On August 1, 2010, at 12:55 p.m. Bakke entered a Target Store at 5711 Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys carrying a laundry basket. Again, he filled the basket with numerous DVDs and left without paying.  He returned to that same store on August 6, 2010, at 12:30 p.m., with a garbage bag and once more filled the bag with numerous DVDs and left without paying.  On both occasions, Bakke was seen driving away from the location in a four-door, silver, 1994 Lincoln Town Car with Minnesota plates, 205EAK.  The vehicle has been located and is currently in police custody.

On August 16, 2010, at 5 p.m., Bakke entered a 7-11 Store located at 11666 Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood.  He opened a box of trash bags, removed a bag from the box and used that bag to steal numerous DVDs from the store.

Bakke is described as a 45-year-old White male with brown hair and brown eyes.  He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 250 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call North Hollywood Detective Hoover at 818-623-4081 or Van Nuys Detective O’Connor at 818-374-0024.  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.