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News Release

Friday, October 21, 2011

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Popular Café Burglarized NR11493kr

Los Angeles:  LAPD detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a burglary suspect caught on surveillance cameras burglarizing Café Bizou in Sherman Oaks.

On October 17, 2011, at around 1:40 a.m., a suspect broke into the Café Bizou restaurant in the 14000 block of Ventura Blvd.  Once inside, the suspect forced entry into a cabinet and cash register, making off with approximately $10,000 in United States currency.

The suspect is a White male with brown hair who stands 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 160-170 pounds.  He is 35 to 45 years old and was wearing blue jeans, a blue and white T-shirt and was carrying a grey back pack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Van Nuys Area Burglary Detective Michael O’Connor at 818-374-0024.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should 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) 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.