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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division are asking for the public's help to identify the suspects responsible for the early morning burglary of a business.

On Friday, March 6, 2015, around 4:30 a.m., a group of at least seven suspects broke into a business in the 5100 block of Venice Boulevard. The suspects used pry tools on the front door to gain access. Once inside, the suspects rummaged through several rooms and pushed a safe outside onto the sidewalk in front of the business.

Prior to the safe being removed from the business, a police car drove by the business while the burglary was in progress. The officers saw a vehicle leaving from a side street and backed up to investigate, but the vehicle was gone. The safe was ultimately left on the sidewalk and the suspects fled the location.



A white vehicle is seen stopping in front of the location, appearing to assist the suspects with their crime. The vehicle is described as a newer model white Mercedes Benz GLK. Three of the suspects are described as male Blacks.

The same suspects were seen on video surveillance, from the previous night, attempting to break in to the same location. They were unsuccessful in their first attempt.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is asked to call Wilshire Area Detective Nolan at (213) 922-8255. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should 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) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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