NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A thief put a damper on the new year for dozens of North Hollywood residents after he broke into their cars, stealing their valuables and holiday gifts.
Two side-by-side gated apartment buildings on Otsego Street were targeted early Friday, according to property manager Arsen Chokekcheyian.READ MORE: Alec Baldwin Deletes Twitter Account After Interview On Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins
At least 30 cars were ransacked.
“I know some creep has my daughter’s gifts, which is pretty uneasy,” resident Gino Denali said. “It’s not just my stuff. It’s other families that are victims right now. And if you don’t catch him today he’ll do it to somebody else tomorrow.”READ MORE: Drake Reportedly Withdraws 2 Grammy Nominations
Residents came down to the parking garages to find broken glass all over the floor and smashed car windows.
A woman living there had taken off her wedding band for work and forgotten it in her vehicle’s center console. The thief made off with that, too: “Sad because it was something important for us.”
Chokekcheyian says he’s glad he recently installed security cameras because they captured the suspect, a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and backpack.MORE NEWS: Second COVID Omicron Case Confirmed In LA County
LAPD asks anyone who recognizes the suspect in the security video to contact them.