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Published on April 02, 2024
Suspected Serial Burglar Captured in Long Beach, Likely Linked to Thefts in Glendale and TorranceSource: Facebook/Long Beach Police Department (CA)

Long Beach detectives have pinned down a suspect behind a spree of residential burglaries that shook the quiet communities of the East Division area. The man, masquerading as a salesman or service worker, preyed on homes appearing empty, swiping valuables with a preference for the personal - jewelry, family heirlooms, and collectible coins. After a thorough investigation, authorities took David Silver, 48, of Long Beach into custody on March 29, the Long Beach Police Department announced in a press release.

In their methodical probe, detectives unearthed a pattern of burglaries aligning with Silver's description. The suspect's approach was simple yet deceptive: knock on a door and gauge for signs of life within. A silent interior signaled an all-clear for Silver to break in and help himself to the homeowner's treasures. This pattern was a thread that wove through the list of burglaries which spanned multiple locations and dates, including a duo of thefts on the same day and street.

Armed with a search warrant, the Burglary and Drug Investigations Section detectives descended upon Silver's Alamitos Avenue residence earlier this week. Stacks of alleged stolen goods pointed to a broader reach of Silver's escapades, stretching beyond Long Beach to cities like Glendale and Torrance. In light of the bust, Silver faces the music at the Long Beach City Jail, remanded without bail as his case queues up for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s consideration, the press release said.

The LBPD suspects there are chapters yet unwritten in this saga of Silver's suspected burglaries. Detectives are reaching out to the community, urging potential victims to come forward and paint the full scope of this serial burglar's canvas. Those with information are encouraged to contact the Burglary Detail or offer tips anonymously through “LA Crime Stoppers.”