Possible Serial Burglar Caught on Camera in Tarzana
Los Angeles Police Department West Valley Division detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a burglar shown on camera trying to enter an apartment in Tarzana.
The burglary occurred Saturday, June 7, at around 1 a.m. The suspect climbed onto the utility meters outside an apartment in the 6300 block of Reseda Boulevard and cut the window screen. He then opened an unlocked window and entered the apartment. He stole cash and jewelry.
Detectives are also investigating whether the suspect assaulted a child who was sleeping inside the apartment.
Approximately 45 minutes after the burglary, the suspect returned and attempted to re-enter the residence but was unsuccessful. Based on evidence gathered during the investigation, police believe the suspect lives in the area or had a vehicle nearby.
Detectives believe the suspect also committed another burglary after leaving the residence. He is also suspected of several burglaries in the area during the past year.
The suspect is believed to be a 17- to 22-year-old Hispanic male. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build and a short, neat haircut. He was seen carrying a cigarette behind his ear.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call West Valley Bureau Detective Patrick Aluotto at 818-374-7775 or 877-527-3247. Leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.