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Downtown Los Angeles burglary suspect sought in laptop thefts

October 5, 2011 |  7:42 am

Deaver Los Angeles police are asking for help in finding a man who allegedly burglarized several downtown Los Angeles offices in the last two months, swiping laptop computers off the desks of workers on break.

Otis Anthony Deaver, 57, usually dresses in a security guard’s jacket to wander around offices during work hours unchallenged, police said.

“Deaver is a career burglar who likes to steal laptops right off of desks,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. “We’ve tied him to two thefts since August, and detectives at Rampart Division have tied him to several more thefts.”

Deaver is more than 6 feet tall, thin and walks with a distinct limp. Police said he was last seen Monday inside a downtown bank with his head and face shaved.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Pat Roman at (213) 972-1230. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting 274637.

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Photo: Otis Anthony Deaver. Credit: LAPD

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