• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

LAPD seeks 'office creeper' burglary suspect

Los Angeles police released photos of an office-burglary suspect wanted in the downtown area Wednesday.

October 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles police released photos of an office-burglary suspect wanted in the downtown area Wednesday.

Otis Anthony Deaver, 57, is suspected in a spree of office burglaries in the last two months, according to the LAPD.

Deaver allegedly dons a security guard jacket as a disguise and wanders inside downtown office buildings.

Deaver is described as a black male standing over 6 feet tall with a thin build who walks with a distinct limp. He was last seen Oct. 3 in a downtown bank with a shaved head and face.

"Deaver is a career burglar who likes to steal laptops right off of desks," said Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Central Detective Division. "We've tied him to two thefts since August, and detectives at Rampart Division have tied him to several more thefts."

Police say Deaver has family in Whittier, California, but detectives believe he is staying in the downtown area.

Anyone with additional information on this crime is urged to call Detective Pat Roman, Central Burglary Unit, at (213) 972-1230.

Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cellphone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Load Comments