Ofc. Stephen Anderson, PIO
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5:12 p.m.
Elderly couple in upper 80’s and early 90’s burglarized and assaulted by suspect in multi night crime spree.
On April 22, 2021 at approximately 2:00pm, SPD responded to the 3400 block of W. Sunset Blvd regarding a report of a vehicle theft which had taken place in the overnight hours.
The elderly male homeowner had called crime check to report his Cadillac CTS, stolen. The vehicle was inside the garage prior to the theft. The stolen vehicle has since been located by SPD.
On April 23, 2021 at approximately 3:00am, SPD responded to the 3400 block of W. Sunset Blvd after an elderly female called 911 stating someone was breaking into their residence. The homeowner told 911 the suspect was attempting to break into the interior of the house after gaining entry to the garage.
The female told 911 the suspect broke into the house after overpowering and knocking her husband to the ground. Her husband was attempting to hold the garage door closed to prevent the suspect from entering.
SPD officers arrived minutes later, however the suspect had already fled in an unknown direction of travel. Officers observed visible injury to the male in his 90’s, as he was bleeding from his head and hand. It did not appear the suspect fled the residence with any property.
In the garage, officers observed fingerprints on the door handle, hood, and roof, of a second vehicle belonging to the couple. It appeared the suspect had attempted to gain entry to this vehicle.
The suspect in this incident has not yet been identified. If you have any information which may assist in this investigation, and have not already spoken to law enforcement, please call crime check at 456-2233.
Officer John O'Brien