Hollywood Hills burglary suspects caught on camera


Two men were caught on home surveillance cameras breaking into a house on the 2000 block of Mound Street in Hollywood at about 6:30 p.m. on December 8. The suspects broke a window-door at the rear of the house, entered and ransacked the house, leaving with jewelry. They jumped over the fence and fled.

The two suspects were both described as African-American men between 18 and 23 years of age, both weighing 135 to 150 pounds.

One suspect, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, light-color pants and dark shoes. The other suspect, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, was wearing a red beanie, a camouflage shirt-vest with dark sleeves, and black-and-white striped shorts, "wearing very unique clothing," according to police.

The suspects were believed to be driving a light-color Mercedes vehicle.

The two men are suspected in other area burglaries.

Anyone with information about these crimes, suspects, or their vehicle is asked to call Hollywood Area Burglary Detective Jeff Childs at (213) 972-2926. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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