LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Area Auto detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate the suspect responsible for burglarizing motor vehicles and identity theft. According to the LAPD Blog, authorities have been investigating the case for over a month.
On December 2, 2018, between 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., a suspect smashed the window of a car parked in a parking garage near the 1300 block of South Sepulveda Boulevard. The culprit stole credit and gift cards during the burglary were used within hours of the crime at businesses in Los Angeles and Menifee. A video released by the LAPD shows the suspect purchasing items at a Barnes & Noble store.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic male, 35 to 45 years-old, with black hair, a moustache, goatee, heavy gold chain around his neck and a tattoo on the right hand. He stands 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, gray sweater, and black pants.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detectives Pearce or Malcuit, West Los Angeles Area Auto Detectives at 310-444-1503. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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. Tipsters can download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.
Written By Donald Roberts and Emily Loudermilk