A 30-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for burglarizing more than a dozen San Fernando Valley homes, which he targeted by using reverse phone directories, prosecutors said.
Aramis Davae Williams pleaded guilty to seven counts of burglary and admitted to the allegation that a person was home during some break-ins, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Authorities dubbed Williams the "White Pages Bandit" because he used reverse phone directory apps to find phone numbers for victims, who he would call to determine whether they were going to be home before the burglaries.
Williams burglarized 18 homes from July 18 to Nov. 22, 2013, stealing several thousand dollars worth of cash and jewelry, prosecutors said. Nearly $100,000 worth of property was stolen during one home burglary.
Investigators examined the victims' phone records to track the calls, which prosecutors said were made at the time of the burglaries and near the homes.