Authorities from the Los Angeles Police Department want members of the public to assist in determining the identity of a suspect nicknamed the “Two O’Clock Rock Burglar.”
A press release says that the suspect has hit more than sixty businesses in the San Fernando Valley over the last year.
“The suspect has committed burglaries at businesses in Devonshire Division, Van Nuys Division, North Hollywood Division, Topanga Division, West Valley Division and in the cities of Burbank and San Fernando,” according to the release.
The individual, who commits the thefts typically around 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m., stages rocks in front of the places he is going to rob. After breaking in, the individual takes cash from the register, or just steals the entire register, according to the release.
“The suspect targets businesses during early morning hours, generally between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. He first canvasses a location, then stages rocks in front of the businesses he is about to burglarize. The suspect gains entry by throwing a rock through the front glass door and, once inside, removes cash from the register. In many cases he takes the locked cash register,” the release said.
“The suspect is described as an African-American male with dark skin with a receding hair line that sometimes wears glasses,” the release noted. “He stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs approximately 150-180 pounds. Generally, he wears a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.”