Burglar Smashes Window to Steal Purses NR15892jk

November 17, 2015

Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire
Area Burglary detectives are asking for the public’s help in
identifying a suspect caught on video taking handbags from the high
end boutique, Parabellum.

On September 13, 2015, around 2:40 a.m., the suspect is seen
looking inside the boutique located in the 8200 block of Melrose
Avenue. He then uses a sledge hammer to smash the display window.
Using an industrial size dry cleaning bag, the suspect goes around
the store stuffing it with purses and other merchandise. A total of
15 bags were taken, each valued to be around $2,500.

The suspect is described as a male Black, 40 to 50 years of age,
standing 6 feet, three inches tall and weighs 260 pounds. He is
seen wearing a white towel or rag on his head, black shirt, blue
jeans, white shoes and gloves.

Anyone with information regarding these investigations is asked to
call Wilshire Burglary Detective S. French at 213-922-8205. 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).
Tipster 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.