San Fernando Valley: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division are seeking the public’s help in identifying a commercial burglary suspect dubbed the, “Two O’Clock Rock” burglar that has targeted over sixty businesses in the San Fernando Valley this past year. The suspect has committed burglaries at businesses in Devonshire Division, Van Nuys Division, North Hollywood Division, Topanga Division, West Valley Division and in the cities of Burbank and San Fernando.
The suspect targets businesses during early morning hours, generally between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. He first canvasses a location, then stages rocks in front of the businesses he is about to burglarize. The suspect gains entry by throwing a rock through the front glass door and, once inside, removes cash from the register. In many cases he takes the locked cash register.
The suspect is described as an African-American male with dark skin with a receding hair line that sometimes wears glasses. He stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs approximately 150-180 pounds. Generally, he wears a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.
***Actual “Two O’Clock Rock” Suspect***
The suspect has been seen riding a bicycle or driving an early 2000’s 4-door dark-colored Nissan Maxima or Sentra.
***Actual Suspect Vehicle***
Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call Devonshire Burglary Detective II J. Eastburn at (818)832-0936 or Detective C. Parchman at (818)832-0941. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.