Los Angeles police have arrested a parolee they suspect may have burglarized as many as 200 cars, mainly in parking structures.
The suspect was arrested while hiding in a parking structure in downtown Los Angeles after a witness saw someone breaking into a car and called police. Police discovered hundreds of items in the parolee's car and at his North Hollywood home, including credit cards, laptops, cameras, expensive sunglasses, jewelry and money that he allegedly took from cars he had broken into.
Investigators think the suspect targeted parking structures because he had more than 20 gate openers. He would allegedly break into a car, steal the opener and return to commit more crimes.
The suspect, who has served three prison sentences for grand theft auto and burglary, most recently was paroled in November 2011.
If you, or someone you know has been charged with burglary, grand theft auto,
robbery or any other type of theft crime, it is important to
contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles who can successfully defend your case.