Police on Friday released surveillance video that purportedly shows three of four people who burglarized a home in Encino.
The incident occurred about 3:22 p.m. March 2 at a residence in the 17800 block of Martha Street (map), according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division.
A 5-foot safe, and numerous firearms were taken in the burglary, the statement said. The number and types of firearms were not specified.
The video appears to show two males and a female walking into the living room of the home.
One of the male intruders looks into the camera and crouching down, out of view. He then reaches toward the device with his right hand before the video ends.
The three people seen in the video are described as:
• A 17-to-20-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, 145 to 155 pounds, wearing a black baseball cap and blue Old Navy hooded sweatshirt;
• A 17-to-20-year old black male with black hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet, 155 to 165 pounds, wearing a dark-colored beanie with the letters “LA,” a long-sleeve shirt with the word “Diamond,” possibly red tennis shoes, and red gloves or socks on his hands;
• And a 17-to-20-year-old black female with black hair, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches, 130 to 145 pounds, wearing dark pants and large hoop earings.
A third male is said to be white, 30 to 35 years old, with blonde or brown hair, wearing sunglasses.
An image of the vehicle being sought was also released. The car is described as a black Lexus GS 350, model year 2007 to 2011, with “a ‘310’ paper plate on the front,” the news release said. A custom chrome panel is possibly on the area between the front and rear doors.
The song “Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow,” the theme song of the 1970s television series “Baretta,” was added to the footage posted on the West Valley Division’s Facebook page.
“We felt some music might make it more engaging. ‘If you can’t do the time don’t do the crime,'” the LAPD wrote, paraphrasing a lyric from the song.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the division’s burglary detectives at 818-374-7730.