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News Release

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Media Relations

Major Rent Scam In Los Angeles Targeting Local Communities

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Southwest Area Community Police Station
1546 West Martin Luther King Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90062

WHO:
Captain Melissa Zak, Commanding Officer, Southwest Area
Captain Vito Palazzo, Patrol Commanding Officer, Southwest Patrol Division
Detective Veda Young, Detective Supervisor, Southwest Detective Division

WHY:
The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating additional victims of a sophisticated rent scam using Craig’s List.  The LAPD has identified multiple victims: however, the LAPD believes there are many more victims.

CONTACT:
For additional information regarding this event, please contact Southwest Detectives, Burglary Section at 213-485-6795.