This alert comes from Karen Cini, Head Block Captain of the Tyrone Avenue Neighborhood Watch Group. Burglary occurred Tuesday Februay 7.
Don't want to alarm you, but want to warn you... There is a guy casing our neighborhood and robbing us. Here's his M.O. He knocks on your front door to see if you're home. If there's no answer, he and an accomplice go around the back and break a window to gain access through your back door. He's knocked on several of our doors already.
Two of the neighborhood kids gave descriptions of him to the LAPD detective working the case this afternoon after he robbed neighbors on the 5700 block of Willis Avenue between Collins and Hatteras, time was between 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Tuesday February 7. Here's the description: white guy around 5'8". wirey build. wears jeans and a baseball cap (sometimes turned backwards). buzz haircut. Long nose.
He drives a white van that has the word DELIVERY on it and it is parked on the street where he is knocking on doors. If you see this van, report it immediately to LAPD. He and his accomplice are looking for easy items like cash and jewelry. Please report any suspicious activity fitting this information to LAPD immediately!
Please call 877-ASK-LAPD if you see this man or his vehicle and tell them that you see the suspect/vehicle that is believed to be involved in recent burglaries in our neighborhood. Call 911 if you see this man and you think he may be currently burglarizing a house.
This email has also been sent to the Vista Oaks Neighborhood Watch,firstname.lastname@example.org