HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The Los Angeles Police Department are seeking the public’s help identifying two burglars who were caught on camera breaking into an elderly person’s home in Hollywood Hills.
The break-in transpired on October 4 at 5:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of North Crescent Heights. A male and female were seen pulling up to the home in a newer model dark colored BMW and the driver exited the vehicle and headed to the front door equipped with bolt cutters.
The bolt cutters were used by the male suspect to remove a lock box containing a key to the home. After the lockbox was removed, the suspects left the location with the lockbox in their possession. An hour later they came back to the address and used the key to enter the home. It appears that the pair was accompanied by an Australian Shepherd during the break-in.
After entering the home, the male suspect took a telescope, a cell phone and a handgun from inside. The female suspect was at the scene, but did not appear to take anything from the home. According to the LAPD, the theft took approximately two minutes.
Investigators believe that the suspects are acquainted with the residence or the elderly person they victimized. According to officials, the victim was asleep inside the home while the burglary transpired.
The male suspect is described as Caucasian, with a heavy build and about 30 years of age. According to surveillance, he was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, and white shoes. His female accomplice is said to be approximately 25 years of age. She was seen wearing dark pants, a black jacket, dark sunglasses, and black hat the day of the burglary.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hollywood Burglary 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.