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Latest Home Invastion Could be 15th Serial One

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A home invasion early Friday morning in Santa Monica could be the latest in a series of home invasions and burglaries with elderly female victims on the Westside since early May. Friday's incident took place on 1200 Ashland Ave. around 2:45 a.m. The septuagenarian woman who was at home at the time was not injured, but jewelry and other valuables were stolen, according to the LA Times.

The suspect is described as a male Black, approximately 25-40 old, 6 feet tall and weighs around 200 pounds, according to the LAPD. He wears all dark clothing, dark colored gloves and a ski-mask during the robberies.

LAPD Detective Jason De La Cova told LAist that this is the "same type of occurrence" and they are working across jurisdictions with Santa Monica and Culver City since two additional similar incidents have occurred in past months.

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Below is an updated map showing where and when the incidents have happened, including the latest one.

14 of the 15 incidents are marked above View Larger Map

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking the public's assistance in identifying this suspect. Anyone who has information is urged to contact Robbery-Homicide Detectives at 213-485-2511. On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

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