Burglary Suspect Seen on Video Entering an Apartment NR14245SF

July 2, 2014

Reseda:  Detectives from West Valley Division have released a video clearly showing a burglar entering an apartment in Reseda.

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, around 1:00 a.m., a suspect climbed onto the utility meters, cut the window screen and opened an unlocked window.  He then entered the apartment located in the 6300 block of Reseda Boulevard and removed cash and jewelry.  Detectives are also investigating if the suspect committed an assault on child who was sleeping inside the apartment.

About 45 minutes later, the suspect returned to the residence and attempted to re-enter the apartment, but was unsuccessful.  Evidence gathered during the investigation, led detectives to believe the suspect lives in the area or had a vehicle nearby. In addition, the detectives believe the same suspect committed another burglary immediately following this crime, and is likely responsible for several other burglaries in the area over the past year.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic between 17 and 22-years-old.  He stands approximately 5’8” tall, has a medium build and a short, neat haircut.  The suspect was also seen carrying a cigarette behind his ear.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call West Valley Burglary Detective Patrick Aluotto at (818) 374-7775.  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). 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.