A man nicknamed the “Two O’Clock Rock” burglar, wanted for more than 60 crimes in the San Fernando Valley and possibly elsewhere over the past year, apparently targeted another business on Friday, December 17.
Officers were dispatched to the 15200 block of Saticoy Street in Van Nuys around 3:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The business window was smashed and the suspect fled.
The “Two O’Clock Rock” burglar is suspected in burglaries in Van Nuys, North Hollywood, San Fernando, Burbank and elsewhere.
“The suspect targets businesses early in the morning, usually between 2 am and 4 am,” said an LAPD press release. “He first prospects a place, then stages stones in front of the businesses he is about to rob.”
The man usually breaks into the business with a stone and takes money from the cash register, police say. In some robberies, the man removed the cash register.
The suspect was described as being around 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 150 to 180 pounds with a receding hairline. He frequently wears a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes, and occasionally wears glasses.
He was seen cycling and driving a dark-colored Nissan Maxima or Sentra from the early 2000s.
Police are asking anyone with information about the break-ins to call Detective LAPD J. Eastburn at 818-832-0936.
For anonymous advice at Crime Stoppers: 800-222-8477 or lacrimestoppers.org.