Black man ‘wore life-like white mask on prolific burglary spree in wealthy area’

A black man in Los Angeles has allegedly spent the last year committing dozens of burglaries while wearing a life-like white man mask, along with fake hair and glasses as a disguise.

LA cops initially released CCTV footage and stills of a suspect wearing the mask and glasses without realising it was being used to conceal the burglar's true identity.

Police became suspicious when they noticed that the wanted criminal always had his mouth open in video surveillance .

The MailOnline reported that LAPD Pacific wrote in a since deleted Tweet: "It was odd this burglar's mouth was always open when seen on video surveillance. When he was caught breaking into another home we discovered why."

Rockim Prowell, 30, was finally caught on May 2 after he was pulled over in Beverly Hills and police discovered a face mask and other items that linked him to the burglaries. The licence plates on the vehicle were also stolen

Police believe that Powell could be linked to around 30 different burglaries in the area, according to Fox News.

So far the Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed he has been charged with two counts each of burglary, grand theft and one count of vandalism.

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The charges relate to buglaries in a wealthy neighbourhood on April 20 and July 20, 2020 where investigators were able to link Prowell's car to the crimes through CCTV.

When police searched his home they found more stolen items that could be linked to additional burglaries.

Police departments from LA and Beverly Hill along with local authorities are trying to establish if Powell is responsible for burglaries in Newport Beach, a prosperous coastal city in Orange County.

Powell has been released on bail and will appear in court on May 25.

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