BENEDICT CANYON (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a man has been burglarizing several high-end properties during open houses, and the crimes were caught on tape.
At least three burglaries have occurred within the span of two months in the Benedict Canyon area, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a written statement.
The most recent occurred about 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the 2800 block of Hutton Drive.
The other two also occurred Sept. 7 and Sept. 16, on Promontory Road and Liebe Drive.
The LAPD says all three incidents occurred either during or shortly after open houses were held.
In each, the suspect allegedly made off with jewelry and high-end watches.
Police say the suspect’s image was captured on surveillance tape. He is described as an Asian man with short hair and glasses. He is 5-foot-10 and weighs about 170 pounds.
Detectives believe the man is associated with the real estate profession.
“Every weekend, there’s open houses up and down the street, and you put your trust in these people,” said Justin Lancer, a concerned neighbor.
Anyone with more information about this case was asked to call West Los Angeles Burglary Detective Chavarria at 310-444-1538 or 310-444-1568.