Details of the investigation will be announced during a news conference Wednesday in Hollywood, where police will ask for the public’s help in identifying who the man stole the items from.
The burglar would regularly rent high-end luxury cars and drive them through upscale areas, casing vehicles for potentially valuable items, sources said. When he discovered such items, he would smash the passenger or driver’s side window and reach in and take them.
He would flee before anyone could respond to an alarm or the sound of smashing glass.
Among the vehicles he used for the mini-crime wave was a Mercedes convertible. The items found inside the suspect’s home included high-end cameras, jewelry, laptop computers, video cameras and tablet devices.