STUDIO CITY—The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate two suspects responsible for a string of restaurant burglaries in the Studio City region. LAPD North Hollywood Area Detectives have captured the suspect’s in action, who have struck at least nine restaurants in the area between September 2017 and February 2018. The duo last struck on Valentine’s Day at 3:40 a.m.
According to the LAPD Blog site, the suspects smash or break the front glass doors of closed restaurants in the early morning hours aiming to get their hands on cash registers. The nine restaurants that have been burglarized include:
-September 29, 2017 at 1:00 a.m., in the 4000 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard
-September 29, 2017 at 2:00 a.m., in the 4700 block of Vineland Avenue
-November 27, 2017 at 12:30 a.m., in the 4100 block of Lankershim Boulevard
-February 14, 2018 at 12:00 a.m., in the 10800 block of Riverside Drive
-February 14, 2018 at 12:20 a.m., in the12100 block of Ventura Boulevard
-February 14, 2018 at 1:35 a.m., in the 12700 block of Ventura Boulevard
-February 14, 2018 at 1:45 a.m., in the 12700 block of Ventura Boulevard
-February 14, 2018 at 3:40 a.m., in the 4300 block Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Both suspects have been tied to other burglaries throughout Southern California in which their images were also captured on video. The first suspect is described as an African-American male, bald, 50-60 years of age, and standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighs around 170-180 pounds. The second suspect is described as an African-American male, approximately 40 years old, standing approximately 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weighing around 200-240 pounds. He has a large tattoo on his left forearm.
Anyone with information or who can identify the suspects is asked to contact North Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives Stone or Kojima at (818) 754-8377. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.