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LAPD - North Hollywood Area
Monday November 29th, 2010 :: 01:07 p.m. PST


Distraction Burglary

We have recently seen a rise in distraction type burglaries in the North Hollywood area. The suspects usually target elderly persons at their homes. They are approaching the victims claiming to be DWP workers or workers from another city/county service. They advise the victim they need to inspect something in the house or backyard. While they are distracing the victim a second suspect enters the home and steals the victim's property. The suspects were driving a black vehicle.

Be aware of activity in your area and look out for your elderly neighbors. Share with them this information.If you see someone possibly involved in this crime, call LAPD dispatch at 877-ASK-LAPD.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects can call LAPD’s North Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives at 818-623-4081. During non-business hours or on weekends calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

LAPD - North Hollywood Area
11640 Burbank Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91601

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-755-7679

David Delgado
North Hollywood

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