The following message was posted on the LAPD North Hollywood Division's Facebook page:
Community Alert…burglar in North Hollywood! There is a male Hispanic (or appears Hispanic) in his mid-50s, about 5'06", 155 pounds, brown hair, who is posing as a fumigator. He may come to your front door and say he was sent by the property... owner. He will spray an unknown liquid and ask for your help. He will then try to make his way inside your house and take your belongings while you’re distracted. If you encounter this person, please take down his license plate, and any other information you can, and call us immediately. He may strike elsewhere in North Hollywood or surrounding areas. Feel free to share with your friends.