Cops say black man disguised himself as white guy to commit over 30 residential burglaries


Beverly Hills, Calif. – Police arrested a suspect who may be linked to more than 30 masked burglaries across the region after they noticed the suspect looked a little unusual.

From BHPD: On April 20, 2021, Beverly Hills Police Officers responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 1900 block of Loma Vista Drive. During the investigation, it was discovered that the same suspect was responsible for a residential burglary that occurred on July 20, 2020, in the 100 block of Stanley Drive. The suspect, and the vehicle he was driving, were tied to both crimes through surveillance video. During both crimes, the suspect stole flat-screen televisions.

On May 2, 2021, Beverly Hills Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driven by a Rockim Prowell. During the investigation, a face mask and other items located in the car connected him to residential burglaries in Beverly Hills on July 20, 2020, and April 20, 2021. The license plates attached to the vehicle were also determined to be stolen.

Arrested was Rockim Prowell, 30-years-old of Inglewood, California. The Los Angeles County District Attorney has charged Prowell with two counts of PC 459 – Burglary; two counts of PC 487(a) – Grand Theft, and one count of PC 594(a) – Vandalism.

Additionally, Beverly Hills Police Detectives conducted a search warrant at Prowell’s home in Inglewood, California. Stolen items connecting Rockim Prowell to additional residential burglaries were recovered. Beverly Hills Police Detectives are working with investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the Newport Beach Police Department. We believe that the suspect is responsible for numerous residential burglaries within the Southern California area.

If you have information about this suspect, you are encouraged to call the Beverly Hills Police Department at (310) 285-2125. If you would like to remain anonymous, text BEVHILLSPD followed by the tip information to 888777. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. To access Crime Stoppers, download the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP or use the website

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