Thursday, October 27, 2016

Police looking for Silver Lake burglar posing as deliveryman

Images courtesy LAPD Rampart Division

A man who maybe posing as a package delivery worker is believed to have broken into a Silver Lake home Tuesday afternoon. The LAPD Rampart Division released surveillance camera images of the suspect and a van in connection with the burglary in the 3300 block of Descanso Drive. The burglar used a chair to reach an unlocked bedroom window and enter the home, making off with two computers and coins, according to a police report provided by burglary Detective Mario Mota. Police believe the burglar was the same man shown in images from a surveillance camera, which captured a shot of the man circling the block in a van. Here are details from Mota:

The suspects vehicle was caught on nearby surveillance cameras. The suspect was the passenger who exited a dark colored, possibly black Chevrolet Cargo or very clean Astro Van.  The suspect is a male Blk, tall and thin wearing a jumpsuit type uniform with a logo on the back. The suspect had a clipboard and possibly posing as package delivery employee. The suspect knocked on a nearby neighbors door, saw the video camera and quickly fled. Another camera captured the same suspect and vehicle circling the block and stopping across from the victims house.


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  1. There was a burglary today on westerly terrace and effie. Neighbor came home and they had climbed through a window and ransacked the place.

  2. Look your windows people!!!

  3. This statement from the officer says “The suspect is a male Blk, tall and thin”
    but if you lighten the pic the face looks like he is either of Asian descent or has a stocking over his head.

  4. Good to know…..I’ll make sure I share this, and all Eastsiders should do the same!

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