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News Release

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Media Relations

Los Angeles Area Mail Theft Suspect NR16290ma

Los Angeles: On Friday, September 8, 2016 North Hollywood Burglary Detectives served and performed a search warrant in Van Nuys for a suspected burglar. Tagui Abrayan, was identified in a surveillance video taking a package off the porch of a residence in Studio City. She was seen exiting a white Mercedes Benz and calmly walking to the door and taking the package.

Abrayan was located at the residence and arrested. While searching the home, detectives found hundreds of pieces of mail from residences in the San Fernando Valley, Malibu, and West Los Angeles. Evidence of identity theft found included: counterfeit driver's license, altered checks, and profiles including names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, and credit card information of unsuspecting victims in Los Angeles.

Detectives are searching for an unidentified male suspect, who was with Abrayan on the day she was seen on film taking a package from a home. The unidentified suspect was seen exiting the driver's seat and taking a package from a home in Studio City that same day.

The suspect is described as a 5'10 white male with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs approximately 200 pounds, has a mustache and tattoo on his right bicep.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact North Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives Joseph Hampton or Noah Stone at (818) 754-8381 or (818) 754-8377. 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.