Apartment Burglary in Wilshire Area Caught on Camera NR15078lp

March 12, 2015

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Wilshire Area detectives are asking for the
public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for an
apartment complex burglary that was caught on surveillance

On Thursday, January 15, 2015,
around 5:00 a.m., two suspects entered the apartment complex in the
600 block of Masselin Avenue in the Wilshire Area. The suspects
entered through the front door by using a key left for the US Post
Office mail carrier.

The two suspects entered the apartment building’s lobby and went
down to the parking area. They are seen
returning again to the front door and entering the lobby at which
time they took iPads from the lobby area and fled the location. The
suspects then sold one of the iPads to an unaware citizen, who
discovered it was stolen when he turned it on, and the stolen alert
showed on the screen.

The first suspect is described as a
male Hispanic, between 25 and 30 years of age with black hair,
brown eyes, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 170
pounds. He was seen wearing a black baseball cap with the “Kings”
logo, a black hoodie, blue pants, black and white Converse shoes
and carrying a black back pack.

The second suspect is described as male Hispanic, between 16 and 20
years of age, brown eyes approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall,
weighing 165 pounds. He was seen wearing a gray hooded zip-up
sweatshirt, a beanie with the letter “C”, a white shirt, black
pants, and black with red shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more
information, is asked to call Wilshire Area Detective Porche at
(213) 922-8255. During non-business hours or on the 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on
“webtips” and follow the prompts.