NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Detectives on Friday asked for the public’s help in identifying suspects believed to have entered and burglarized a San Fernando Valley home while the residents were asleep.
On May 21, 2012 at 4:00 a.m., North Hollywood Patrol Officers responded to a call of a “hot prowl” burglary at a residence in the 12100 block of Laurel Terrace Drive in Studio City after two suspects entered the residence and obtained a kitchen knife as they moved about the residence.
The suspects were in the process of removing items from a bedroom of one of the children when the child awoke and observed the suspects removing property.
The suspects then entered the master bedroom and turned on a light, waking another family member and causing the suspects to flee the residence in a white vehicle that was waiting in the driveway.
Burglary detectives determined that the suspects obtained a credit card that was later used at a convenience store located in the West Valley Area. Surveillance video from the store depicts the two burglary suspects that were seen inside the residence by the victims and a third unidentified female that accompanied the two male suspects.
The burglary suspects are described as two male blacks. The first suspect stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 170 pounds. The second suspect stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. A female black accomplice is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and 130 to 150 pounds.
If you have any information regarding the suspects in this case please contact North Hollywood Burglary Detective Torres at 818-623-4081 or 818-623-4045. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) 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.