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Search is on for man who rappelled down Marina del Rey highrise

April 16, 2012 |  9:20 am

Police were looking Monday for a burglary suspect they say used rope to drop onto a balcony at a high-rise apartment building in Marina del Rey and demand entry to a woman’s residence.

Police were trying to get a surveillance video Monday and would likely release it to the public to help identify the suspect.

The bizarre burglary occurred around 6 a.m. Saturday on the 19th floor of a complex near the corner of Maxella Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard, said LAPD Det. Warren Porche.

KTLA reported the resident left her complex and reported the crime to police. Porche confirmed the man pried the windows open with a crowbar and entered the apartment, but the detective would not specify what if any property was taken.

Porche called the crime “a bit unusual” and would say only: “We’re working on it.”

According to the Times' Mapping L.A., 133 property crimes occurred in Marina Del Rey in the six-month period from Sept. 12, 2011, to March 11, 2012.   

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