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News Release

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Media Relations

Burglary from Motor Vehicle Suspect Captured on Video NR19012ti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Area Auto detectives are seeking the public's assistance in their month-long investigation related to burglary from motor vehicles and identity theft.

On December 2, 2018, between 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., a suspect smashed the window of a vehicle parked in a parking garage near the 1300 block of South Sepulveda Boulevard. Credit and gift cards stolen during this vehicle burglary were used within hours of the crime at businesses in Los Angeles and Menifee.

Suspect is a light skinned male Hispanic, 35 to 45 years-old, black hair, moustache, goatee, heavy gold chain around neck and tattoo on right hand. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt, gray sweater, and black pants.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detectives Pearce or Malcuit, West Los Angeles Area Auto Detectives at 310-444-1503. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.