$1 Million Warrant Out for South Bay Serial Burglar: Deputies - NBC Southern California

$1 Million Warrant Out for South Bay Serial Burglar: Deputies

The man has an "extensive" history of theft, authorities said.



    South Bay Serial Burglar Wanted on $1 Million Warrant

    A burglar accused of breaking into a series of South Bay homes was wanted on a $1 million warrant. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016)

    An accused serial robber had a $1,050,000 warrant out for his arrest after the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said he broke into and stole items from homes in the South Bay.

    The Lomita Station said Charles Eugene Vaca, 62, was linked to a series of home burglaries, and his DNA was found at two homes.

    Deputies said Vaca, who sometimes goes by the alias "Ryan Baca," is a transient who travels from Harbor City to Palos Verdes Estates.

    Deputies also said he has an "extensive" history of thefts.

    He was described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet 10-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  

    The city of Rolling Hills, the target of burglaries, sits behind a security gate.

    Investigators surmise that Vaca has been getting into the neighborhood via the horse trails. 

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