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News Release

Monday, February 11, 2019

Media Relations

Department Store Burglary Suspects NR19031ma

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section detectives are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending a burglary suspect who was identified in a burglary at a department store in Topanga Division.

On July 6, 2018, around 1:45a.m., two suspects, who concealed their identity with hoodies, gained entry into a large department store via the roof hatch door. After prying open the locked door, both suspects walked down a flight of stairs and activated internal motion detection sensor alarms.

Security surveillance video shows the suspects walk to the Fine Jewelry Department. The suspects used a crow bar and sledge hammer, combined with sheer physical force, to smash open the glass displays. They removed the jewelry from a total of six glass displays, totalling approximately $700,000.00.

At various junctures during the burglary, both suspects were seen on surveillance camera repeatedly kicking the tempered glass in order to gain access to the jewelry inside.

Detectives conducted interviews and processed the scene, recovering evidence that eventually identified suspect Marvin Carter and suspect Michael Bourgois.

Marvin T. Carter
In Custody 02/07/19
459 PC Burglary

Khadijah J. Toliver
In custody 02/07/19
496 PC Receiving Stolen Prop

Michael L. Bourgois
DOB 05/13/73

On February 7, 2019, Commercial Crimes Division, Gangs and Narcotics Division and 77th Division Narcotics Enforcement Detail served multiple search warrants throughout the City and County of Los Angeles. Suspect Marvin Carter was arrested for 459 PC Burglary and Suspect Khadijah Toliver was arrested for 496 PC Receiving Stolen Property. Suspect Michael L. Bourgois is still outstanding and wanted in connection with the burglary.

Suspect Bourgois is described as a male, Black, 45 years old, brown eyes, brown hair (or shaved), approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, and approximately 180 lbs.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detective Pedroza or Detective Prieto at 213-486-6940. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.