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Dog confronts burglar in El Sereno home


LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Authorities today were seeking to identify a burglar who forced his way into an El Sereno home and pointed a gun at a dog that confronted him inside the residence.

The suspect–a man between 25 and 35 years old–entered the home in the 4900 block of Twining Street about 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 21 and took unspecified property, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

“As the suspect was leaving the residence through the back, the family German shepherd confronted the suspect,” according to a police statement.

“The suspect pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the dog but did not fire.”

The man was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180-210 pounds with black hair and a goatee. He was wearing an Los Angeles Kings baseball cap, black pants, a gray sweat shirt, black-and-white tennis shoes as well as a gold wedding ring and a black watch.

The suspect’s image was captured on surveillance video, which police have not released.

Anyone with information about the suspect was urged to call (323) 342-8996 to speak with Detective E. Garcia.

After-hours or weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 and anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS. Tipsters can also go to, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.