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News Release

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Media Relations

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West Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in apprehending a burglar who stole money and computers from two area restaurants while being captured on surveillance cameras.

On October 12, 2014, around 1:30 a.m., the suspect smashed the front glass door of a closed restaurant on the 1600 block of Colby Avenue in West Los Angeles.  Stealing currency from the cash register, the suspect fled the location.

On October 17, 2014, during early morning hours, the same suspect pried open the rear door to another closed restaurant on the 1000 block of Montana Avenue in the city of Santa Monica.  The suspect took computer equipment, a safe, and fled the property.

During both incidents, the suspect was captured on surveillance cameras and the images are contained in this press release.  See attachment for the surveillance video.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD West Los Angeles Detective Section at 310-444-1568. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.