By Edwin Folven, 10/04/2012
Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Area detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying four members of a knock-knock burglary crew who have targeted homes in West Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
On Sept. 4, 2012, at approximately 4:10 p.m., suspects knocked on the door of a home in the 12600 block of W. Sunset Blvd, and tried to enter the house through the rear yard when there was no answer. As the suspects started walking towards the side gate, they were confronted by the victim, who heard the knock at the front door and came out on to the drive way. After being confronted by the victim, the suspects got into their car and left the residence in an unknown direction. Before leaving, the last suspect punched the victim in the face.
One suspect is described as a black man, 18 to 25 years old, wearing a white tank top, with brown shorts and blue shoes. Three other suspects were described as black men, 18-25 years old.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a four door 1998-2003 black Lincoln Continental or a Towncar with a partial license plate of “4k-k—-” or “4k-k3—”. To view surveillance footage of the incident, visit www.lapdtv.org.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact West Los Angeles Area Burglary Det. C. White at (310)444-1522/24. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877)527-3247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477. Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 with a cell phone.
All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.