LAPD Organized Retail Crime Task Force Continues Combatting Retail Theft NR24079dc

March 1, 2024

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force (ORCTF) announce the arrest of two juvenile suspects connected to the organized retail thefts plaguing Los
Angeles area communities.

On February 29, 2024, the ORCTF conducted retail theft operations across multiple locations in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, California. The ORCTF arrested two male juveniles who
were wanted for multiple organized retail crimes which occurred in Los Angeles and surrounding cities. One juvenile is a 17-year-old and the other is an 18-year-old, however, the crimes were
committed when he was a 17-year-old.

The juveniles were arrested for 211 PC – Robbery and booked at the Van Nuys Jail. These cases will be presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for filing consideration.

The ORCTF is actively pursuing numerous leads and anticipates additional arrests in the coming days and weeks. Year-to-date there have been a total of 34 arrests made by the ORCTF.

Anyone with tips, information, or videos and photos, may contact the ORCTF at The investigations are ongoing and anyone with information regarding these types of incidents are urged to contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247), 24 hours. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).