Black man ‘wore a life-like white man mask complete with fake hair and glasses to disguise himself as he committed 30 burglaries in wealthy Los Angeles neighborhoods’
- A black man is accused of using a life-like white man mask complete with fake hair and glasses as a disguise while he committed burglaries in the LA area
- Rockim Prowell, 30, was pulled over in Beverly Hills on May 2, and police found the mask and other items that connected him to two Beverly Hills burglaries
- Police executed a search warrant of his home and found other items that connected him to dozens of other break-ins in the Los Angeles area
A black man allegedly used a life-like white man mask complete with fake hair and glasses to disguise himself as he committed dozens of burglaries in the Los Angeles area in the past year.
Police released surveillance images of the suspect wearing the mask and glasses, but something was off.
‘It was odd this burglar’s mouth was always open when seen on video surveillance,’ LAPD Pacific wrote on Twitter, which has since been deleted. ‘When he was caught breaking into another home we discovered why.’
He was finally caught on May 2 after he was pulled over in Beverly Hills.
Police wondered why this burglar’s mouth was open. Turns out it was a mask
The suspect, later identified as Rockim Prowell, used this disguise to commit at least two Beverly Hills burglaries and it connects him to dozens more in the Los Angeles area, police said
This is the life-like mask of a white male that Prowell, a black man, allegedly used during break-ins
That’s when police found the mask and other items that connected him to Beverly Hills break-ins last July and on April 20, where he stole flat screen TVs, Beverly Hills police said.
Currently, Rockim Prowell faces charges connected to two Beverly Hills burglaries
Prowell was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft and one count of vandalism.
The license plates attached to Prowell’s car were allegedly stolen, according to police.
But Prowell’s woes didn’t stop there.
Beverly Hills detectives conducted a search warrant at Prowell’s home in Inglewood, California, where police said they found stolen items that connected Prowell dozens of other home break-ins in mostly wealthy areas in Southern California.
Beverly Hills police are working with Los Angeles Police Department and law enforcement in in Newport Beach, an affluent city in Orange County, to determine if he is linked to home burglaries in those cities.
He’s currently out on bail but could face more charges.
Twitter was, as usual, went straight to the punchlines. One user compared the situation to a Scooby Doo episode and asked someone to make a ‘face reveal meme.’