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Suspected car thief jumps from rooftop to rooftop in Westwood

February 9, 2012 |  8:47 am
A suspected car thief was on the rooftops of Westwood homes Thursday morning after fleeing from police

A suspected car thief was on the rooftops of Westwood homes Thursday morning after fleeing from police.

The incident began when a Los Angeles police officer was following a car just before 8 a.m. and identified its license plates as belonging to a stolen vehicle, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman. After the officer tried to pull the car over, the suspect left the vehicle and escaped on foot, she said.

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At some point, the suspect, dressed in black, hopped onto the roof of a home in Westwood, according to KTLA-TV. As of 8:20 a.m., broadcast images from above showed the man hopping from rooftop to rooftop.

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Photo: A suspect in a stolen-vehicle case flees across Westwood rooftops. Credit: KTLA-TV

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