Los Angeles: During the month of December 2023, the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Division, in collaboration with Beverly Hills Police Department (PD) and Glendale PD, identified and arrested 13 suspects who have been part of an organized burglary series affecting the greater Los Angeles area and adjacent communities.
On December 19, 2023, Glendale PD located a burglary group responsible for multiple burglaries in the City of Glendale. Officers observed three suspects enter a vehicle, wearing similar clothing consistent with descriptions previously provided. The officers began to drive in the direction of the area where the burglaries had occurred. Glendale PD officers followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. One suspect was detained and the other two fled on foot but were quickly apprehended. All three suspects were arrested for residential burglary.
On December 27, 2023, West Los Angeles Area patrol officers responded to a radio call to meet Beverly Hills PD officers in the area of Coldwater Canyon Drive south of Mulholland Drive to assist with a burglary investigation where approximately five suspects fled on foot. The suspects vehicle was described as a black Ford Explorer. A perimeter was established, and three suspects were taken into custody after an extensive K-9 Unit search. The suspect’s vehicle was impounded, and over one million dollars worth of stolen designer purses, clothing, watches and jewelry, belonging to the victim, were recovered.
On December 28, 2023, West Los Angeles detectives, along with Metropolitan Division officers, identified a residence where the suspects had been recently staying and stashing property. A search of the suspect’s residence and vehicles resulted in the discovery of additional stolen designer purses, watches, jewelry and additional evidence linking the suspects to multiple crimes. Three suspects were arrested on this incident. The case was submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office where all three suspects were filed on for one count of residential burglary.
On December 30, 2023, West Los Angeles Area officers responded to a radio call of burglary suspects at a residence near Hutton Drive and Melinda Drive. Additional information was provided by Beverly Hills PD regarding a 2018 white Mercedes GLS used in an additional burglary in their area. The white Mercedes GLS was located near the area and a female inside the vehicle was detained. A perimeter was established, and four suspects were taken into custody after an extensive K-9 Unit search. All four suspects were arrested and booked for conspiracy to commit burglary.
In the past few weeks, detectives have discovered evidence connecting these arrests to a large organized burglary ring who are responsible for a multitude of cases throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Detectives from the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Burbank, and Glendale PD are working in concert along with additional affected agencies to identify the remaining members of the group and to secure additional charges for the crimes they are responsible for committing. Detectives have identified and returned most all the recovered stolen property to the rightful owners but hope to discover additional victim’s property through their continuing investigative efforts.
The following images of the suspects were provided by LAPD, and Glendale PD. Due to the ongoing investigation additional suspect information and photographs will be released at a future time. Detectives are releasing photographs of the suspects because they believe there are additional victims who have yet to be identified.
Victims, or anyone with information connected to these individuals, can contact detectives at (213) 216-5308. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.