SHERMAN OAKS—The Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Division Burglary detectives released surveillance images on Monday, June 5, of two suspects stealing a Viking kitchen range from a Sherman Oaks home. Officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects, according to the Los Angeles Police Department blog.
The burglary occurred on Monday, May 22, at about 2:45 p.m. in the 14000 block of La Maida Street. Responding officers discovered that a suspect had pried the rear door open, removed the alarm panel from the wall, and thrown it into the backyard. The suspect exited through the rear door after walking through the home and drove away in a white Ford van.
At around 4:30 p.m. on the same day, the suspect returned to the residence with a second man in the same white van. According to the police, the first suspect entered the home through the rear door and opened the front door for the second suspect. The second suspect took a dolly from the van and into the residence. The two men took a Viking kitchen range and loaded it into the van. They drove away, heading east on La Maida Street.
The first suspect is described as a White or Hispanic male, between the ages of 40 to 45. He is approximately 5 feet and 10 inches to 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He weighs between 280 to 300 pounds, and has dark hair. In the surveillance images, he was wearing a blue short-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, brown shoes, and white gloves. An unfamiliar badge was hanging around his neck.
The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, and 25 to 30 years old. He is about 5 feet and 8 inches to 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He weighs around 160 to 170 pounds, and has brown hair. He wore a yellow “construction type” safety vest, white shirt, blue jeans, and gray shoes. Their vehicle is described as a white Ford van with unknown license plates.
Anyone with information concerning the burglary is asked to contact Van Nuys Burglary Detective Diamond at (818) 374-0029 or Detective Krauss at (818) 374-0031. Calls made during non-business hours or weekends should call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-887-527-3247).
Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S), with all messages beginning with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”