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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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Do You Know These Mutt and Jeff Car Thieves? NR16093PV

Reseda: Detectives have released video footage depicting two of three men involved in stealing a red '98 Honda
Superhawk motorcycle from the parking structure of the Pine Tree Terrace Apartments, 7940 Reseda Boulevard.

Security video showed two men in the parking structure on February 27, 2016, around 10 PM, which matched the time the motorcycle was taken.

"While we don't know their names, they are a mismatched pair like Mutt and Jeff," explained Detective Mark Pearce, who is handling the investigation at the West Valley Police Station. "The bald suspect is over 6 feet tall and wearing a distinct red or orange T-shirt, while his companion is under 5'7"with a small build."

Detectives also believe the pair probably had a third companion who was not seen in the video.

"The video is quite clear, and anyone who knows either of these men should be able to recognize them," Detective Pearce said. "We ask anyone with information to call."

Three cars have been burglarized and one other car stolen from this parking garage since July 2015. The men seen in the picture are not necessarily responsible for these other crimes, "But solving one of these crimes could have a big influence on crime at the apartment," Detective Pearce added.

MEDIA: Video may be obtained by coming to West Valley Police Station and shooting it off a screen. The recording uses proprietary software and we are unable to email.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Detective Mark Pearce, West Valley detectives, at (818) 374-7753. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at
800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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