Suspect No. 1
A residential hot prowl burglary was reported in the 26100 block of Quartz Meza Lane in the unincorporated area of the Santa Clarita Valley (Valencia Westridge) on Thursday, Jan. 3, at approximately 3:15 p.m.
The victim reported she was upstairs in her home doing chores. While inside her second story bedroom she heard footsteps and unusual movement coming from the kitchen area down stairs.
The victim shouted downstairs for the persons to identify themselves. Once the victim shouted, two suspects ran out of the kitchen and exited the victim’s residence carrying her purse. The victim ran downstairs and confronted the two suspects in the front yard of her residence and ripped her purse away from one of the suspects.
The victim was holding her cell phone in her hand as she planned to take a photo of the suspect’s vehicle license plate. The victim saw one of the suspects cover his license plate with an unknown item. The victim was able to take a photo with her cell phone of one of the suspects.
Suspect 1 (pictured) is described as a male Hispanic adult, about six feet tall, dark brown hair, with a moustache.
Suspect 2 is described as a male Hispanic, five foot eight inches tall, wearing black jeans and black jacket.
The vehicle the suspects fled the area in is described as a 1992 to 1995 Lexus LS 400, white with gold trim, also seen in the picture.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is asking the public’s help in identifying the two men involved in this incident. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Det. Christensen at 661-255-1121 or at CRChrist@lasd.org (REF -00131).
A hot prowl burglary is a type of burglary in which the offender enters the residence while occupants are inside the location. Hot prowl burglaries are considered especially dangerous by law enforcement because of the potential for a violent altercation to erupt between the occupant and the offender. Do not attempt to confront or apprehend any suspect, always call 911.