On April 21, 2016 at approximately 4:44 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a radio call for service of a “Residential Burglary” in the 700 block of 18th St. A suspect entered the home through an unlocked door in the rear area of the property and stood over the victim’s bed. The victim was awakened by the suspect standing over her bed and screamed.
The suspect put his hand over the victim’s mouth and told her to shut up. Family members were awoken by the commotion which caused the suspect to flee out of a rear door. The suspect was described as a male unknown race, 5’6” to 5’9” tall, thin to medium build and wearing a “hoodie” style sweatshirt with the hood up.
Approximately two hours prior, officers responded to a radio call for service of a “Suspicious Circumstances” in the 300 block of 16th St. The suspect scaled the wall of the residence and entered the rear yard. The suspect entered an unlocked and unoccupied guest house which activated an alarm. The alarm activation caused the suspect to flee the location. The suspect was only described as being male.
If anyone has any information regarding these crimes, please call Detective Ahn at (310) 458-8452 or Sergeant Federico at (310) 458-8939 during normal business hours. If suspicious activity is seen, the public should call the Santa Monica Police Communications Center at (310) 458-8491 or call 911 if the situation is an emergency.
The public is asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behavior. For your safety, remember to always lock your doors and windows.