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Culver City Police Blotter: Christmas Holidays Don't Deter Criminals

Vandalism on Christmas Day and a robbery on New Year's Eve.

Here's a recap of crimes that occurred between Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 2012, as reported to the Culver City Police Department.

Residential Burglary

On Dec. 24 at 9:30 p.m. officers responded to the 4300 block of Sawtelle Blvd. regarding a burglary investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them he left his residence in the morning and his son left around 1:30 p.m. When he returned at 9:30 p.m. he discovered his residence had been ransacked and his property missing. The victim believes his son may have left the rear doors unlocked.

Vandalism

On Dec. 25 at 2:55 p.m. officers responded to the 3400 block of Cattaraugus Ave. regarding a vandalism investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them at 2 a.m. he heard a loud noise on the north side of his residence. At around 1p.m. he went out to check the area and discovered unknown suspect(s) had bent an awning that covered his water heater.

Commercial Burglary

On Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. officers responded to the 13300 block of Washington Blvd. regarding a burglary investigation. The officers met with the owner of the business who told them she locked and secured the location on Dec. 24 and when she returned on Dec. 26 she discovered the front doors had been pried opened and her property missing.

Car Burglary

On Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m. a victim called the police department to report her 2012 Mercedes Benz had been burglarized. The victim said she parked and locked her car in the 4100 block of Overland Ave. on Dec 27 at 6 p.m. When she returned at 7:15 p.m. she discovered her passenger window had been shattered and her property missing.

Robbery

On Dec. 31 at 4:15 a.m. officers responded to the 11200 block of Washington Blvd. regarding a robbery investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them he was working when the suspect entered the location and walked up to the counter and brandished a firearm and demanded the money from the cash drawer. The victim fearing for his safety gave the suspect money. The suspect then fled the location. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic, 5’8, thin build, short black hair and wearing a black jacket.

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