Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying 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 of Los Angeles. 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, where they and took a load of vitamin supplements and a load of women’s clothing.
Suspect (1), seen in the video and still photos, was the driver of the tractor trailer. He 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. Suspect (2), the passenger, is described as a heavy set male Black, 5’08” to 5’10” tall, 250-280 pounds, and 28-40 years old.
Detectives are also looking for the tractor trailer used by the suspects which was reported stolen from the City of Ontario, California, on October 24, 2009. The stolen trailer has the numbers “411772” marked across the rear exterior doors.
Photos of suspect #1 are attached with this news release. 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 (527-3247). Callers may also text “crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on web tips. When using a cell phone all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.