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News Release

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Media Relations

Cargo Theft Suspect(s) Sought NR11485gb

Los Angeles:  The LAPD Commercial Crimes Division/Cargo-Hijack detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating or identifying a group of individuals responsible for a series of cargo thefts in the San Fernando Valley area.

Beginning in early July 2011, these suspect(s) have been responsible in at least nineteen thefts in which the truck/trailers have been stolen.  The stolen vehicles contained various types of high dollar merchandise.  The types of merchandise stolen varies from frozen food products, energy drinks, flour, cookies, electronics, clothing, women’s jeans, tires, mattresses, and cleaning products.   

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Commercial Crimes Division, Cargo Hijack Unit, Detectives Zavala or Hernandez at 213-485-2509.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.