A man referred to as the “Two O’Clock Rock” burglar was found guilty of over 60 incidents in the San Fernando Valley Jan.
The man is said to be targeting shops in the early hours of the morning, usually between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., according to Los Angeles police.
He is said to be searching a place before setting stones in front of the store he is about to break into.
A man dubbed the “Two O’Clock Rock” burglar can be seen in photos released by the LAPD on December 16, 2021.
Then he is said to have broken in by throwing a stone through the front glass door and removing cash from the cash register inside. In many cases, he took the entire locked till, the police said.
The man has been linked to corporate burglaries in the Devonshire, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Topanga Division and West Valley divisions, as well as in the cities of Burbank and San Fernando, according to LAPD.
The man is described as being about 5 feet tall and weighing about 150 to 180 pounds. Police said he has receding hairlines and sometimes wears glasses. He usually wears a dark hoodie, blue jeans, and black shoes. He was last seen wearing a black ski mask, a gray long-sleeved shirt, black or gray gloves, jeans and black shoes.
Police released several surveillance images of the man and a vehicle he saw driving on Thursday. It is described as a dark, four-door Nissan Maxima or Sentra of the early 2000s.
LAPD officials released these pictures of a vehicle believed to have been used by the break-in suspect.
Authorities also released a short surveillance video of a break-in on July 28, but without giving details of the particular crime. In this incident, a man is seen throwing a rock into the shop to break the front door glass and get in.
Aside from the method used in the break-ins, the man’s nickname seems to be a reference to the 1955 rock and roll song “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets.
Anyone with information about the crime or the individual involved can call Detective II J. Eastburn at 818-832-0936 or Detective C. Parchman at 818-832-0941.
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