Monday, November 2, 2009
Cargo Theft Suspects Sought, $5,000 Reward Offered NR09524BBLos Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying possible suspects responsible for three separate cargo thefts with losses totaling over one million dollars. Flemming Cargo Claims Service, Inc. is offering a $5,000.00 reward for information leading to the recovery of the cargo and the conviction of the suspects.
On October 26, 2009, at about 9 p.m., the suspects entered a warehouse facility operated by a logistics company located in the Harbor Gateway area. The driver of the tractor trailer used a fake driver’s license and fake documents to gain entry. Once inside the location the suspects took a load of Samsung televisions. The suspects then went to two other locations and took a load of vitamin supplements and women’s clothing.
Suspect #1, seen in the video and still photos, is described as male Black, 5'08" to 5’10” in height, 250 to 280 pounds and 28-40 years old with a muscular build. The driver, suspect #2, is described as a heavy set male Black, 5’08” to 5’10” tall, 250-280 pounds, and 28-40 years old.
The license plate on the tractor, used by the suspects, was reported stolen from Ontario on October 24, 2009.
The missing trailer has the numbers “411772” marked across the rear exterior doors.
Surveillance video will be available on our website: www.lapdonline.org
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Commercial Crimes Division, Cargo Hijack Unit Detectives Yvette Moreno or Jeanette Santos at 213-485-2507. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.