Los Angeles: Burglar wanted after targeting home builders

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A burglar is being sought by police after attempting to steal items from homes in Los Angeles.

The man, called the “Two O’Clock Breakin’, targeted home builders, plumbers and florists, police said.

They believe he may have seen the items inside before them while visiting a garage.

The suspect is said to drive a ’95 Subaru Outback – probably with tinted windows – that may be a Honda Accord, Citrus or Toyota Camry’s.”

A reward of $20,000 is offered for any information leading to an arrest and conviction, said police in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge.

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The police are asking residents to look out for a man in a gold-coloured 2000 Honda Accord who was captured on camera entering homes on the 3700-4000 block of N Glendale Ave, the LAPD’s Northridge Station said in a statement.

The suspect was described as being in his 30s, has blue eyes and a dark complexion.

He wore a blue T-shirt and jeans, and was said to have been seen entering several homes on the west side of the city.

“The owner of a home on Glendale Avenue left a small box in front of the front door which the suspect appears to have seen and picked up, placing it inside the garage,” the police said.

“In the past couple of weeks, there has been a suspicious person entering garages on Glendale Avenue. It has resulted in at least six residential burglaries in that neighbourhood.”

Burglaries on the Glendale Avenue cul-de-sac have risen 42% this year compared to the same period last year, said Lt Juan Galerio.

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