Police have arrested a suspect who may be linked to more than 30 masked burglaries in the area.
Police were looking for a burglar seen in surveillance video wearing a realistic rubber or latex mask around his head, with a curly wig and glasses, who was suspected of a series of burglaries in the Los Angeles area dating from ‘at least a year.
“It was strange that this burglar’s mouth was always open when seen on CCTV,” the LAPD tweeted.
It was strange that this burglar’s mouth was always open when seen on CCTV. When he was caught breaking into another house, we found out why. It has been linked to more than 30 burglaries in the Los Angeles area, and 7 in @LAPDPacific. Let us know if you have a video of this burglar. pic.twitter.com/J0l32fd12O
– LAPD Pacific (@LAPDPacific) May 6, 2021
Beverly Hills Police said on May 2 they conducted a roadside check and found items that linked the driver to previous burglaries, including a face mask. The vehicle’s license plates were also found to be stolen.
Beverly Hills Police said the suspect, identified as Rockim Prowell, 30, of Inglewood, was linked to break-ins in their town on April 20, 2021 and July 20, 2020. In both cases, screen TVs dish were stolen from home.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has charged Prowell with two counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft and one count of vandalism.
Police said a search of Prowell’s house in Inglewood produced articles linking him to other burglaries.