Photo courtesy El Segundo Police Department
Photo courtesy El Segundo Police Department

A 53-year-old suspected thief with more than 30 prior felony bookings was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary for allegedly breaking into someone’s home Thursday at an apartment complex in El Segundo.

“It appears the suspect jumped over a security fence surrounding the apartment complex and began checking for unlocked doors to apartments,” Hawthorne Police Sgt. Vince Martinez said. “After checking several doors, he found one unlocked and went inside.”

Officers dispatched at 12:12 a.m. to the 900 block of Main Street regarding a report of a man inside a resident’s apartment reported that a resident was alone and asleep in his room, when he heard someone walk inside. The suspect rummaged through several items on a desk before lying down on the floor, Martinez said.

Officers arrested the man, who was possibly a transient, on suspicion of residential burglary. The suspect, who may have engaged in other criminal activity in the area, has an extensive criminal history including more than 30 prior felony bookings, Martinez said.

The suspect was described as black, 6-feet-1 inches tall and 145 pounds, and was wearing a white tank top and gray sweatpants at the time of his arrest.

Hawthorne police asked anyone who might have any information about the suspect to call them at (310) 524-2261.

—City News Service

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