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November 5, 2009

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects whose images were caught on surveillance video burglarizing a local optical store in the West Los Angeles area on two different occasions.

On September 19, 2009, at around 6:50 a.m., a male suspect broke into a business located in the 1800 block of Sepulveda Boulevard.  The thief forced entry into the business by breaking a glass door, then ransacking the business and taking a large quantity of sunglasses.Surveillance video inside the store caught the crime on video.

The male suspect is described as a White male with grey hair, wearing a dark colored jacket, white shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. He is 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall.  Detectives believe there was another suspect who did not enter the business, but the surveillance camera did not capture his image.

On October 11, 2009, at 4:35 a.m. this business was burglarized again, this time by two male suspects who entered the business by breaking one of the front glass windows with a rock.  The two suspects again took a large quantity of sunglasses. Both suspect’s images were captured on the store’s surveillance equipment.

The first suspect is described as a male Black, grey hair, grey beard, between 30 to 40 years old, wearing a dark colored jacket with Dodgers in cursive writing on the back, dark pants, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and 170 to 180 pounds.

The second suspect is described as a male Black, black hair, wearing a dark colored jacket, white shirt, dark pants and black shoes, between 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, between 170 to 180 pounds.

*Surveillance footage of the suspects is available through Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspects is urged to call LAPD’s West Los Angeles Area Burglary Detective R. Guevara at 310-444-1523 or 310-444-1522.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.