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News Release

Friday, June 3, 2005

Media Relations

High Value iPod Theft

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division is investigating a multi-million dollar heist. Detectives need the public's help in identifying and locating one of the suspects who was caught on the surveillance camera stealing iPods.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2005, the suspect entered a freight forwarding business located in the 11000 block of La Cienega Boulevard in Pacific Area. The suspect used fraudulent means to take delivery of over 12,000 iPod MP3 players. The value of the stolen cargo exceeds $2.6 million. Detectives from the Cargo Hijack Unit are working on several leads in the case.

High quality surveillance photograph of one of the suspects can be e-mailed by contacting Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives Zavala, Nee or Jaime at 213-847-3786. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).



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