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Los Angeles Commercial Crimes detectives Saturday released surveillance video of two burglary suspects operating in the Topanga area in hopes that someone could identify the men.

One of the suspects was seen about 2 p.m. on the Feb. 13, 2017, video ringing a doorbell at a home in the 22000 block of Avenue San Luis in Topanga, according to the LAPD.

When there was no answer, the two men then walked to the back yard where they forced opened a rear patio door, damaging the door frame, police said. They then ransacked the residence and stole property before fleeing the scene.

Police did not detail what was stolen from that location.

The same suspects were believed to have been involved in two other residential burglaries, police said. One took place June 12, 2017, at a home in the 4900 block of Winnetka Avenue. The burglars again entered through a rear door and ransacked the master bedroom before fleeing with their loot.

The other burglary occurred on August 13, 2017, at an undisclosed residence, where the suspects again rang the doorbell to make sure no one was there before forcing their way in through a back door, police said. Once again they ransacked the home before stealing property and leaving the scene.

Police have a description of one of the two men. He is described as white, with gray hair. He stands between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet tall and weighs between 160 and 190 pounds.

Anyone with information on their identities was asked to call the LAPD’s 24-hour tipline at (877) 527-3247. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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