Detectives Recover Over 150 Items Taken by Serial Burglar Victims May Be able to Reclaim Belongings NA13001bb

January 2, 2013

News Conference

Thursday, January 3, 2013
11 a.m.

Rampart Community Police Station
1401 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Captain Steven A. Ruiz, Commanding Officer, Rampart Area
Captain Gina Sanders, Commanding Officer, Rampart Patrol Division
Lieutenant Joe Losorelli, Commanding Officer, Rampart Detective Division
LAPD Detectives Carlos Silva and Joe Barragan, Rampart Detective Division

On January 1, 2013, Rampart Patrol Officers arrested 38-year-old Frank Chibbaro,  a serial Burglary from Motor Vehicle (BFMV) suspect with an extensive criminal record. Chibbaro was found hiding in a carport after an extensive area search with the assistance of LAPD K9 officers.  Chibbaro’s vehicle contained over 150 items of evidence which investigators believe was taken from other areas of Los Angeles and the City of Torrance.

Rampart Detectives will display some of the items recovered in effort to identify its rightful owners and to discuss the suspect’s distinct Method of Operation to link the suspect to additional crimes in the city.

For more information, please contact Lieutenant Joe Losorelli, Rampart Area Detective Division at 213-924-2451.