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.

*Video available at www.lapdonline.org *

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