Thursday, July 1, 2010
Office Creeper Strikes in the Miracle Mile District NR10341neLos Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Wilshire Burglary detectives seek the public’s help in identifying a grand theft suspect.
On Tuesday, June 29, 2010 during the day time, an “Office Creeper” struck in the busy Miracle Mile District. A male suspect was able to walk freely through a busy office building located in the 5700 block of Wilshire Boulevard, drawing no suspicion from working employees. The suspect discretely entered the building, where he gained access to a large amount of U.S. and Euro currency. He then casually walked out of the building undetected.
Police described the suspect as a bald, Black male, 40-50 years old, standing about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 230 pounds. The suspect was seen wearing a red and white checkered shirt, and black pants, carrying a black plastic shopping bag.
Video footage of the suspect was captured on tape and is available at www.lapdtv.org. Also, one still photo is attached to this press release.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call detectives at the LAPD Wilshire Burglary Detectives Nate Hampton or Jennifer Lee at 213473-0557 or 213922-8205. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.