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News Release

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Commercial Burglary Suspect Sought NR10516gb

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Olympic Area Property Crimes Unit detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect whose images were caught on surveillance video committing a burglary at a cash-for-gold business in the Mid-Wilshire area.

On October 12, 2010, at about 9:30 p.m., a Black male suspect entered a multi-office building located in the 3900 block of Wilshire Boulevard and made his way to the 4th floor of the building.  The suspect then walked to the cash-for-gold business and forced open the front entrance to gain entry.  He ransacked the office area and walked out the building with jewelry.  Detectives believe he may be responsible for several other commercial burglaries on Wilshire Boulevard in the Koreatown and Rampart areas of Los Angeles.

The suspect is described as a Black male about 35 to 45 years old. He stands about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 230 pounds.  He was wearing a beige shirt and beige pants.

**Video footage of the suspect as described above is available at**

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call LAPD’s Olympic Area Property Crimes Unit Detectives at 213-382-9370.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.