‘Grinch’ Thief in Santa Hat Burgles Los Angeles Homes

December 26, 2017 Last Updated: December 27, 2017

A man was caught on camera breaking into homes in Studio City between Nov. 28 and Dec. 3, 2017, wearing a Santa hat and scarf. The LAPD press release said the suspect knocked on doors and rang doorbells to assess if anyone was home. “When no one answered the door, the suspect would gain entry to the backyards of the homes, smash a rear patio sliding door or back window, then enter the homes,” the press release said. “Once inside, the suspect removed cash, jewelry, safes, and firearms before leaving. A get-a-way driver has been seen in a dark sedan.”