PACIFIC PALISADES —The Los Angeles Police Department reported that a man attempted to burglarize a residence in Pacific Palisades. LAPD and West Los Angeles Area detectives are now seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect.
The incident occurred on May 3, at about 2:20 p.m., when the robbery victim, who owns a single family home on the 17000 block of Tramonto Drive, heard someone knock at the front door. The owner initially ignored the knocking; however, he then heard glass breaking and followed the sound to a rear bathroom, where the suspect was attempting to climb inside through a locked window. The homeowner then shouted at the suspect, who instantly went back outside and ran out into the backyard, out of sight of the owner. A surveillance video camera taped the suspect running through the property of the Getty Villa.
The burglary suspect is believed to be a Hispanic male between 35 to 40-years-old, with a receding hair line. He is described as about 5 feet, 6 inches tall to 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 140 to 150 pounds in weight. It is believed that the suspect may have been injured while he retreated from the scene, and may have a cut about six inches on his upper right arm.
LAPD has provided a still photograph of the individual recorded on surveillance. Anyone with information regarding this alleged burglary attempt is encouraged to contact West Los Angeles burglary unit detectives at 310-444-1568. During non-business hours or weekends, tipsters may contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use Crime Stoppers’ available texting option by texting 274637 (or C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) on a cellular phone. All text messages need to begin with “LAPD.” As another option, tipsters may visit LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.