It began the morning of May 8 when a burglar broke into Eileen Pasternak’s Laurel Canyon apartment while she slept.
During the burglary, Pasternak up and found a young woman going through her things.
She confronted the woman and the pair struggled.
The burglar, who entered the residence through an unlocked door, got away with a number of items, including multiple credit cards.
That same day, the burglar used those stolen cards at numerous businesses in the San Fernando Valley, where she was caught on surveillance video, according to police.
Anyone with information is urged to call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247.)