Police are looking for a stone-throwing burglar linked to at least 60 burglaries in the San Fernando Valley this year.
The Two O’Clock Rock burglar has hit businesses in Van Nuys, North Hollywood, San Fernando, Burbank and other communities, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The man, who usually breaks in early in the morning, threw stones through windows to enter businesses, police said.
“He first prospects a place, then stages stones in front of the companies he is about to rob,” LAPD said in a statement.
Security camera video released by police on Thursday shows the burglar in action. Once inside the business, he usually takes money from the cash register.
The man has been described as being around 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing between 150 and 180 pounds, with a receding hairline. He frequently wears a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes, and occasionally wears glasses.
He was also seen riding a bike or driving a dark-colored Nissan Maxima or Sentra from the early 2000s.
Anyone with information on the break-ins have been urged to contact Detective LAPD J. Eastburn at 818-832-0936 or Detective C. Parchman at 818-832-0941. Calls made outside of business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.
Anonymous tips can be called to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
A man breaks into a business throwing a stone through a window. Jonathan Gonzalez is reporting for Today in LA on Friday, December 17, 2021.
Early Friday morning, a similar crime was filmed at a retail business in Van Nuys. It was not immediately clear if the same man was behind this heist.