Suspect sought in series of burglaries in San Pedro neighborhood

SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities are searching for a burglary suspect who targeted more than half a dozen homes in San Pedro.

The brazen burglar was caught on camera during the day as he went to home after home. Police hope the surveillance video will help the public provide a name to the face.

All of the burglaries occurred in the same neighborhood with the same motive. The suspect broke in through a window, and in one case crawled through an unsecured doggy door, then ransacked the house. He stole jewelry, money and computers.

"One of my close friends up the street had gotten their home broken into, it was like a week after ours did. It was just an ongoing thing. My mom's friend's house. I was just like, 'Who is this person?'" victim Julie Castaneda said.

The first break-in happened on Oct. 27 on Oliver Street. Residents said two more homes were hit in the beginning of December. Homes on O'Farrell, Bonita and Santa Cruz streets were also broken into.

The suspect is described as a man between 18 and 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and around 140 pounds.

Residents hope he is caught before any more families are affected.

"It's very hard. I mean things have been happening - these fires over here - and now robberies and all these kind of things. We don't need that for this time of year," Luis Marisco said.

If you recognize the suspect, you are urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department. Detectives are looking for any information that can lead to his arrest before he strikes again.
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