Suspect Wanted for Vehicle Thefts in Surfing Community NR16211jh

July 1, 2016

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department, West Los Angeles Area is asking for the public’s
help in identifying suspects responsible for vehicle thefts at Will
Rogers State Beach.

On May 1, 2016 around 10:30 a.m., a victim parked his car on
Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard with his keys on the
wheel wells. When victim returned, he found his car missing from
his parking spot. It is common practice for surfers that frequent
the area to leave their car keys accessible on their wheel wells.
Criminals have taken advantage of this practice by locating the
hidden car keys and using them to steal victims’ cars as well as
their cell phones, wallets, and purses. Surfers and other
beachgoers are advised to stop this practice to avoid further

Several of the thefts have resulted in credit cards being stolen by
the suspects. Based on surveillance footage retrieved, images of
one potential suspect have been gathered.

The suspect is described as a female
Black. She stands around 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build.
She was seen wearing black framed glasses.

Anyone with information, or who recognizes the suspect, is urged to
call LAPD’s West Los Angeles Auto Detectives at (310) 444-1571 or
(310) 444-1505. During non-business hours or on the 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, click on
“webtips” and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain