Police asked for the public’s help Friday in identifying a man who burglarized 11 Studio City homes in a single day.
During an 11 a.m. news conference, Los Angeles Police Department officials said the man burglarized 11 homes Monday between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
“It’s very rare to see 11 in one day by one person,” LAPD Detective Joseph Hampton said. “This might be something that you see over a course of months in a neighborhood that’s targeted. But for 11 in one day, I’ve never seen it.”
Surveillance video captured the man limping while walking up to a home then putting on gloves before apparently entering it.
Police said he typically smashed a window at the back of the homes in order to enter.
At one point, he was confronted by a homeowner. No further details were made available.
A second victim spoke during the news conference.
“My guess is, he got into the garage through a back access, and he saw that both cars were not there and then he broke the door down into the den and got in that way," Ken Metz said.
The burglar was described by police as white or Hispanic, standing 6 feet tall, with dark-colored hair and eyes.
He was believed to be driving a green, four-door Mazda3 with CarMax paper plates.
Police described his walk as distinct and thought he may have a birth defect.
Anyone with information was asked to call Hampton at 818-754-8377. After-hours calls could be made to 818-754-8301.