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News Release

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Burglary Suspect Caught on Video NR17362dm

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division are seeking the public's help in identifying a burglary suspect.

Between November 28 and December 03, 2017, a suspect wearing a scarf and a Santa Claus hat knocked on the front door or rang the doorbell of residences in Studio City. When no one answered the door, the suspect would gain entry to the backyards of the homes, smash a rear patio sliding door or back window, then enter the homes. Once inside, the suspect removed cash, jewelry, safes, and firearms before leaving. A get-a-way driver has been seen in a dark sedan.

The suspect is described as a 18-25 year old male Black. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs around 140-160 pounds and has a tattoo along his right jaw line.

Anyone with information or can identify the suspect is urged to contact North Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives Stone, Lopez, or Davalos at (818) 754-8377. 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 Tipsters can 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.