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Friday, May 17, 2013

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Resident Awakens and Finds Female Suspect Stealing Property from Her Apartment NR13164SF

Los Angeles:  On May 8, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., a female suspect entered an apartment through an unlocked door in the 5800 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard in North Hollywood.

The resident of the apartment was sleeping at the time the suspect was stealing property from her apartment.  When the tenant woke up, she confronted the suspect who starting fighting with her. Due to the physical altercation, the burglary then escalated to a robbery.

The female suspect left the apartment with numerous stolen items including multiple credit cards. Later that day the suspect used the victim’s credit cards at numerous locations in the northern part of the San Fernando Valley.

North Hollywood Division Robbery Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the female suspect.  She is described as a female, Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes.  She stands 5’05” tall and weighs 130 pounds.  In addition it is estimated that she is between 18-20 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Hollywood Division Robbery Detectives Hammer and Mahoney at (818) 623-4061.  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.