Funeral Burglary Suspect Identified

SHERMAN OAKS—After the Los Angeles Police Department indicated in a news release on March 27 asking for the public’s help to locate a burglar targeting homes in the region, a suspect has been identified. The LAPD Blog revealed that Brett Patrick Rogers, 44, has been identified as the suspect in the crimes.

Police suspect he has family in Riverside and Lake Elsinore. Rogers is possibly staying at motels/hotels in the City of Orange and Huntington Beach. Based on this investigation Rogers is believed to be involved in burglaries in Glendale and Lakewood where those victims were also at funerals. LAPD Van Nuys Division Burglary Detectives obtained a felony warrant for Rogers’ arrest for the charge of residential burglary.

On March 11, 2018, around 2:10 p.m., Rogers entered a home in the 4500 block of Nagle Avenue in the city of Los Angeles. He was first seen parking his vehicle in the victim’s driveway. He walked up to the residence front door, activating the doorbell camera. After receiving no response, Rogers walked around the north side of the residence and entered the back yard. He attempted to open rear doors with no success.

He walked to the north side garage door and kicked it open, where he entered the attached garage, activating the alarm. Rogers left the location without any property and drove away in his car. The victims were at a funeral at the time of the burglary. Rogers’ car is described as a white Mercedes 4 door with tinted windows, chrome rims, a sunroof and no front plate. On March 7, he was seen committing a residential burglary in West Los Angeles and the victim in that incident was also at a funeral at the time of the burglary.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Burglary Detective Diamond at (818) 374-0029 or Detective Krauss at (818) 374-0031. 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. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.