A burglary suspect was at large today after eluding Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who searched for him for three- and-a-half hours, authorities said.
The residential burglary in the 600 block of Huntley Drive, just south of Melrose Avenue, took place about 9 p.m. Tuesday, said Sgt. Dave Valentine, the watch commander at the sheriff's West Hollywood Station.
Deputies shut down an area of around two blocks around the burglary site and used K-9 units and helicopters to search the area for the suspect.
"Unfortunately we didn't find him," Valentine said. "The search was shut down about 12:30 a.m.," but the investigation is continuing, he said.
Valentine said he had no details on what was stolen by the burglar, who was unarmed and hurt no one. No suspect description was immediately released.