Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
1/15/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2015
Subject:
POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP TO IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECT
Contact:
Media Relations Detail
(562) 570-5273






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**UPDATE**
On 1/20/15, after seeing himself in the news, the suspect wanted in connection with several laundry-room burglaries in Long Beach turned himself in.  The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Felipe Felix of Long Beach, walked into the lobby of Long Beach Police Headquarters and surrendered.  He was booked for burglary and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail on $50,000 bail.  His case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office this week.


Original News Release:
The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with laundry room burglaries where the suspect removed coins from laundry machine coin boxes. Detectives believe, based on similar circumstances, that the suspect was involved in multiple burglaries from November 2013 to January 2015.


In the most recent incident, which occurred on January 3, 2015, around 9:00 a.m. in the 300 block of Gladys Avenue, a male suspect entered a multi-family residential laundry room and forced entry into a coin box in an attempt to remove the cash. In this instance, the box was empty, so the suspect left empty handed.


The suspect seen on surveillance video is described as: male, Hispanic, 30-40 years old, approximately 5’7” – 5’10”, 190-210 lbs, with short black hair, brown eyes, a mustache, and a long triangular shaped nose.


Anyone with information is asked to contact LBPD Burglary Detective Lorri Peck at (562) 570-7351. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIP