Crime

Pico Blvd. burglars caught on tape

By Aaron Blevins, 11/21/2012

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Burglary detectives with LAPD’s Wilshire Division are investigating a series of commercial burglaries along Pico Boulevard that occurred during the month of October, when the Wilshire area experienced five commercial burglaries during the early morning hours.

The burglaries occurred between the 4200 to 5500 block of Pico Boulevard. As many as five suspects had entered each business, taking property and money.

Wilshire Burglary detectives have recovered video surveillance of the burglaries, and in one instance, captured still photos of one of the suspects, described as a black man, 20 to 25 years of age. One photo depicts a unique tattoo along the right side of the suspect’s neck, which appears to be the letter “W” in a cursive script, similar to the logo of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. Additionally, the detectives have determined that the suspects were driving a dark colored 1995 to 2000 Chevrolet Astro Van.

The division seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect with the unique tattoo along the side of his neck.

Anyone with information regarding the crime or suspects is urged to contact LAPD Wilshire Burglary Det. Paul Quan at (213)922-8251. 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.

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