January 7, 2011

It's Not Your Backyard They're After

Suspect DescriptionDON'T FALL for it, Atwater Villagers. LAPD's latest news on recent "distraction" burglaries:
On January 5th, 2011, two elderly distraction burglaries were reported, one in Elysian Valley and the other in Atwater Village.
In both incidents, a male suspect posing as a contractor accompanied the victims to their back yards to discuss wall repairs. While there, a second unknown suspect entered the victims homes and removed cash and jewelry.
The primary suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 5'3" to 5'6", 185 to 200 lbs., 30 to 45 years old. The vehicle used is decscribed as a silver pick-up type truck.
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