Los Angeles: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Division are
asking for the public’s help in providing any information about a
series of thefts that have been occurring since 2018.
The suspect or suspects target newer model Mercedes-Benz vehicles
and use a manual jack to lift the vehicles, lower them onto storage
crates, and remove the tires and rims. The incidents unfold in a
matter of minutes. There is no description of the suspect or
suspects and/or their vehicle as of this time.
The thefts have occurred around the area of the Los Angeles Police
Department’s West Los Angeles Division, Pacific Division, Wilshire
Division, North Hollywood Division, and in the city of Beverly
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective John Hill,
West Los Angeles Detectives at (310) 444-1503. During non-business
hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call
the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or
go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit
www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get
Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.