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Hollenbeck area burglary suspect photos released by LAPD

LAPD have released surveillance photos of a man responsible for multiple commercial burglaries in the Hollenbeck area of Los Angeles.The photographs of the suspect were taken during a robbery at Los 5 Puntos restaurant located at 3300 East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. (Los Angeles Police Department)

November 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Los Angeles police have released surveillance photographs of a man responsible for multiple commercial burglaries in the Hollenbeck area, hoping it will lead to an arrest.

Investigators say the suspect has been linked to at least five commercial burglaries within the past two weeks. All of the robberies have occurred between 12 a.m. and 4.a.m. along the Cesar E. Chavez corridor from State to Indiana streets.

During a robbery at a Mexican restaurant called Los 5 Puntos, the robbery suspect smashed the front window pane of the business, took cash from the register, and then fled the scene.

Surveillance video from other robberies shows the suspect also taking cigarettes and lottery tickets.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with grey hair, between 45 and 50 years old, standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds. Surveillance footage also shows the suspect wearing prescription glasses.

Anyone with information regarding the commercial burglaries was asked to contact Hollenbeck Burglary Detective Eagleson at (213) 361-7048.