Bel Air News
Burglar Caught On Tape
By Aaron Jones
Oct 23, 2011 - 5:18:24 PM

BEL AIR—According to the official blog of the Los Angeles Police Department, a suspect has been caught on tape by way of a security surveillance system in the Bel Air Hills area.


On October 3, security cameras obtained footage of a suspect smashing a rear window and breaking into a home at the 2000 block of Coldwater Canyon Boulevard. The suspect was described as being a 25 to 35 year old African American male with black hair standing at around 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighing around 150 to 160 pounds. The suspect was also wearing a shirt with the letters “FLYS” on the front.

It was reported that the suspect stole cash and jewelry at an approximate value of $122,800. It is surmised that the suspect is a serial burglar, pulling off capers over the last few months targeting upscale areas of West Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills and Southern San Fernando Valley. Detectives are asking for the help from the public in apprehending the daring criminal. It is also believed that the suspect is working with others to commit these burglaries.

To view the footage of the suspect, you can do so by logging on to

If you have information about this crime or can provide any assistance in identifying any of the suspects involved, please call West Los Angeles Burglary Detective John Eum. During non-business hours or during weekends calls should go to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-523-3247). For any anonymous tips, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477). To submit a tip via text, send it to the number 274637, or CRIMES on most keypads. All text message tips should begin with the letters “LAPD”. Finally, to submit tips online, log onto, click the webtips link and follow the prompts.

Photograph is courtesy of the Los Angeles Police Department

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