Wednesday, June 20, 2012

News Release - Residential Burglary with Unique Suspect Description

Incident:                                Residential Burglary – Unique Suspect Description    

Date and Time of Release:                 June 20, 2012, 7:15 p.m.

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, a 70-year-old female victim returned home to her apartment, located in the 1100 block of West Duarte Road, to find her apartment broken into and an unknown female showering in the victim’s bathroom.  The victim was away for about three hours, returning home at about 2:30 p.m.  She found her front door chained from the inside and saw a rear window screen removed, with the window now open.

The victim climbed inside the open window, heard water running in her shower, and found her bedroom television turned on.  The victim called out and was met by a female voice from the shower, asking what she wanted.  The victim told the unknown female to get out and went outside to call a friend for help.  After about ten minutes, the female suspect exited the apartment through the front door, grabbing the victim’s keys as she left, saying nothing as she walked away.  Arcadia Police were notified at about 3:20 p.m.

The victim found that in addition to showering, the suspect had removed and prepared food from the apartment refrigerator and lightly ransacked the master bedroom.  No other loss was discovered at the time and it is unknown how long the suspect was inside the location.  The female suspect was described as African-American, 40 years old, 5’11”/170 lbs., black hair, with flower tattoos on each side of her face, wearing a blue or green shirt and capri pants.

Due to the unusual circumstances reported in this crime and the unique suspect description, the Arcadia Police Department is asking anyone with information related to this case to call the police department at (626) 574-5156.  You can also submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By: Tom Le Veque, Lieutenant
Refer Case #12-2750

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