Alleged Burglar Climbs Roof

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    Police converge near where a man suspected of burglary tries to elude capture on a roof of a home in Venice on Friday, April 26, 2013.

    A Venice neighborhood was locked down for several hours Friday as police surrounded a three-story apartment building after a suspected burglar climbed onto a roof to elude capture, officials said.

    Police received a report of a burglary around 6 a.m. Friday near Sixth and Vernon avenues, officials said.

    The burglary suspect climbed onto the roof as authorities surrounded the complex.

    The man -- donning a cap and shorts and occasionally a shirt -- paced back and forth on the roof, occasionally talking to officers.

    At one point, it appeared the man was laying down.

    About 9:20 a.m., the man hopped off the roof to a lower walkway.

    He placed his hands over his head and approached police before being taken into custody.

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