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News Release

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Media Relations

Mail Theft Burglary Suspect wanted in Koreatown NR16039TI

Koreatown: Suspect targets Koreatown community members by stealing their mail and their identity.

On February 1, 2016 at 3:10 a.m., a residential burglary was committed in 400 block of Harvard Boulevard in Koreatown. The suspect entered the apartment complex and used a screw driver to pry open the mailboxes. The suspect pried open and selected envelopes from approximately 20 mailboxes and concealed the mail in a shoulder bag.

The Los Angeles Police Department and Olympic Area Burglary detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest and identification of residential burglary suspect in the Korea town area.

Suspect is described as a male Black, 20-years- old, short hair, stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 160 lbs. The suspect was wearing a black jacket, dark pants, and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Nunez or Detective Perez, Olympic Area Burglary Detectives at 213-382-9440 or 213-382-9102. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.