A man dubbed the “Two O’Clock Rock” burglar, who is wanted in dozens of crimes in the San Fernando Valley in the past year, apparently targeted another business Friday.
Officers were sent to the 15200 block of Saticoy Street in Van Nuys about 3:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The window of the business was broken, and the suspect got away, according to reports from the scene.
The “Two O’Clock Rock” burglar is suspected in more than 60 burglaries in several areas including Van Nuys, North Hollywood, San Fernando and Burbank, according to the LAPD.
“The suspect targets businesses during early morning hours, generally between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m,” according to the LAPD. “He first canvasses a location, then stages rocks in front of the businesses he is about to burglarize.”
The man usually breaks into the target business using a rock and takes money from the cash register, according to police. In some of the robberies, the man has removed the cash register from inside the business.
The suspect was described as about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing between 150 and 180 pounds, with a receding hairline. He frequently wears a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes, and sometimes wears glasses.
The man has also been seen riding a bicycle or driving an early 2000s dark-colored Nissan Maxima or Sentra.
Anyone with information on the burglaries was asked to contact LAPD Detective J. Eastburn at 818-832-0936 or Detective C. Parchman at 818-832-0941. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.