Surveillance video released Tuesday shows a burglar smashing through a display window at a high-end boutique in Beverly Grove and making off with more than a dozen purses and other merchandise, Los Angeles police said.
The burglary happened about 2:40 a.m. Friday at Parabellum, a store located in the 8200 block of Melrose Avenue, according to an LAPD news release.
In the footage, the thief is seen breaking the window with a sledgehammer before stuffing 15 purses, each worth about $2,500, and other items into an industrial-size laundry bag, the statement said.
The man was described as black, 40 to 50 years old, 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 260 pounds. He is seen in the footage wearing a white towel or rag on his head, a black shirt, blue jeans, white shoes and gloves.
Detectives from the LAPD’s Wilshire Division asked for the public’s help in identifying the man.
Anyone with information was asked to call police Detective French at 213-922-8205. Those who wish to provide information anonymously may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-8477, or texting the letters TIPLA plus a tip to CRIMES (274637), or by visiting LAPDonline.org and clicking on “webtips.”