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Friday, March 8, 2013

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Burglary Suspect Sought by Police NR13074am

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Division Burglary Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect that smashed the window of a local business.

On Jan 26, 2013, around 2:30 a.m., a restaurant located on the 200 block of North Gaffey Street was burglarized by two suspects.  Detectives obtained a surveillance video of the break-in which shows the two suspects involved in the crime.

One suspect, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and shorts, smashed the drive through window with a rock.  After smashing the window, the suspect entered the restaurant and attempted to remove money from the cash register.  A second suspect, seen wearing a baseball cap and glasses, acted as the look-out while the restaurant was being burglarized.

The look out, later identified as 19-year old Michael Alvarez of San Pedro, has been arrested and convicted of the crime.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the outstanding Suspect wearing the black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Harbor Area Detective Eldridge at 310-726-7853.  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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.