Prolific’ prosthetic mask-wearing bandit busted in Beverly Hills
A black man who allegedly wore an elaborate Hollywood-style prosthetic white face mask to commit a slew of burglaries in and around Los Angeles has been arrested.
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The mask worn by Rockim Prowell.
Rockim Prowell, 30, was nabbed by cops during a traffic stop in Beverly Hills last week, and caught with the open-mouthed mask — complete with hair — seen in surveillance images, police said.
Authorities also connected Prowell’s car to the burglary spree, and found that its license plates were stolen.
A search warrant executed at his Inglewood home also turned up stolen property.
The “prolific” bandit is now facing two counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft, and one count of vandalism, according to police.
Investigators in Beverly Hills are working with police in Los Angeles and Newport Beach to connect Prowell to crimes in those nearby cities.
“We believe that the suspect is responsible for numerous residential burglaries within the Southern California area,” Beverly Hills Police said.