WESTWOOD/BENEDICT CANYON—The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in capturing several suspects who are connected to two burglaries: one in Westwood and the other in the Benedict Canyon region.

Detectives from the LAPD West Los Angeles Area are looking for a male suspect who is responsible for a residential burglary that occurred on April 21 at around 1 p.m. The suspect entered the home by forcing his way through a rear bedroom door on the 700 block of South Beverly Glen Boulevard. He stole property that was visible on the victim’s top dresser drawer and fled the scene of the crime from the same rear door.

He was caught on surveillance leaving through the backyard. He is described as having short dark hair and a medium height and was wearing a long, white-sleeved button-up shirt, blue jeans and a dark backpack with the “Air Jordan” logo.

Authorities are also looking for three suspects who broke into a home on the 2200 block of Benedict Canyon Road in Los Angeles on February 13 at around 7:55 p.m. They smashed a rear glass door and entered the home which prompted the alarm system to go off. All three perpetrators fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. They did not get away with any of the victim’s property.

Police describe the first suspect as a black male, with black hair, with a medium height and weight and between the ages of 20-25 years old. He was wearing a black shirt with white stripes on the shoulder and gray pants.  The second suspect is also described as a black male with black hair, a medium height and weight and between the ages of 20-25 years old. He was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

The third suspect who was seen wearing a black shirt and tan pants is also a black male, with braided black hair, a medium build and has tattoos on both forearms. Authorities believe he is also between the ages of 20-25 years old.

The Los Angeles Police Department suspect that the February 13 incident could be connected to a larger crime wave that has taken place in the Benedict Canyon region. Anyone with information on either crime is asked to call LAPD’s West Los Angeles Burglary Detectives at (310) 444-1524. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.