SHERMAN OAKS—The Los Angeles Police Department released video on Tuesday, March 27 of a suspect attempting to burglarize a residential home in the 4500 block of Nagle Avenue. Authorities indicated that the suspect waited until the family left to attend a funeral. Police believe this is not the first time the suspect used the strategy to commit theft.
The suspect parked his car in the victim’s driveway at around 2:10 p.m. on March 11 before walking up to knock on the door. He was unaware that his presence triggered a doorbell camera as well as another camera in the side of the yard. Walking around the property, he attempted to open two backdoors only to find that they were locked.
He entered the garage door, kicking it open which set off an alarm. This caused him to abort the attempt and flee in his car. The vehicle, as seen in the footage, is described by police as a white Mercedes 4 door with tinted windows, chrome rims, a sunroof and no front plate.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, with dirty blonde hair and between the ages of 25-35 years old. He stands around 5 feet and 11 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs around 170-180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans and black Nike tennis shoes.
On March 7, the suspect was seen committing a similar residential burglary in West Los Angeles. The homeowners were also attending a funeral when the robbery transpired.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Burglary Detective Diamond at 818-374-0029 or Detective Krauss at 818-374-0031. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters can also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.