Los Angeles: On January 9, 2024, the Organized Retail Crime Task Force (ORCTF) served a search warrant in the 400 block of West 7th Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Personnel from the ORCTF, which consists of detectives from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Burbank, Torrance, and Glendale Police Departments, were involved in the operation.
The focus of the investigation was on a business believed to be selling stolen goods. The ORCTF is actively investigating not only the individuals who steal from retail establishments, but also the individuals or businesses who receive it with the intent to resell the stolen items to consumers.
This operation recovered over $23,000 of US currency, a firearm, and hundreds of items including high-end eyewear and clothing, jewelry, and designer bags. The recovered property was conservatively estimated at a value of $300,000.00. Detectives are working with retailers to identify their items. Any evidence that is identified as having been stolen will be returned to the victims.
The ORCTF will continue to conduct operations throughout the Los Angeles county region with the goal of identifying, disrupting, and arresting retail thieves and those who sell stolen items.