Burglar Smashes Window to Steal Purses NR15892jk

November 17, 2015
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Los 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.