Department Store Burglary Suspects NR19031ma

February 11, 2019

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special
Section detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in
apprehending a burglary suspect who was identified in a burglary at
a department store in Topanga Division.

On July 6, 2018, around 1:45a.m., two suspects, who concealed their
identity with hoodies, gained entry into a large department store
via the roof hatch door. After prying open the locked door, both
suspects walked down a flight of stairs and activated internal
motion detection sensor alarms.

Security surveillance video shows the suspects walk to the Fine
Jewelry Department. The suspects used a crow bar and sledge hammer,
combined with sheer physical force, to smash open the glass
displays. They removed the jewelry from a total of six glass
displays, totalling approximately $700,000.00.

At various junctures during the burglary, both suspects were seen
on surveillance camera repeatedly kicking the tempered glass in
order to gain access to the jewelry inside.

Detectives conducted interviews and processed the scene, recovering
evidence that eventually identified suspect Marvin Carter and
suspect Michael Bourgois.

Marvin T. Carter
In Custody 02/07/19
459 PC Burglary

Khadijah J. Toliver
In custody 02/07/19
496 PC Receiving Stolen Prop

Michael L. Bourgois
DOB 05/13/73

On February 7, 2019, Commercial Crimes Division, Gangs and
Narcotics Division and 77th Division Narcotics Enforcement Detail
served multiple search warrants throughout the City and County of
Los Angeles. Suspect Marvin Carter was arrested for 459 PC Burglary
and Suspect Khadijah Toliver was arrested for 496 PC Receiving
Stolen Property. Suspect Michael L. Bourgois is still outstanding
and wanted in connection with the burglary.

Suspect Bourgois is described as a male, Black, 45 years old,
brown eyes, brown hair (or shaved), approximately 5 feet 8 inches
tall, and approximately 180 lbs.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact The
Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division,
Burglary Special Section Detective Pedroza or Detective Prieto at
213-486-6940. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls
should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone
wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the
“Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an onlinetip.
Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile
application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.