HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Area are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect caught on video in Hollywood Hills.
On October 3, around 3 p.m., a burglary occurred near the 1600 block of Woods Drive. The region has seen an increase in the number of residential burglaries in recent weeks. The suspect parked his vehicle in front of the victim’s home. In the video released by the LAPD, the suspect can be seen walking onto the property and peering into the windows of the home before he pried open a sliding glass door with a concealed crowbar. He entered the home and removed jewelry and watches before fleeing in his car.
The suspect is described as a light skinned Hispanic or Caucasian male, and he was driving a possible 2007 grey or silver BMW with a blue convertible top bearing a black or dark blue paper plate with yellow writing.
Anyone with information should contact Hollywood Division Detective Patrick Aluotto at (213) 972-2929. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be Directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters may 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.