Organized Retail Grand Theft Ring NR19327rc

December 13, 2019

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special
Section Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in
apprehending organized retail crime suspects who have been
targeting cosmetic retail stores in the Los Angeles area.

From June of 2019 to October 2019, between the hours of 7 p.m. and
9 p.m. The suspect(s) entered the businesses with empty back packs
or shopping bags and concealed high dollar fragrances in their
empty bags. The suspects would then leave the store without paying
for the merchandise.

Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section are
investigating and attempting to identify suspects responsible for a
series of organized retail grand thefts occurring at cosmetics
retail stores located in the Beverly Center Mall, The Grove and
Century City. This organized group is also believed to be
responsible for targeting other cosmetic stores in Glendale,
Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Pasadena and Santa Monica.

Burglary Special Section (BSS) has identified two outstanding
suspects involved in the above incidents. The suspects were
responsible for thousands of dollars in property loss. In total,
there were 11 crimes committed in the city of Los Angeles. The
District Attorney’s Office filed multiple counts on suspects
James Stephen Henry and Brian Keith Upton. Also arrest warrants
were issued for the two suspects.

Brian Keith Upton……………… James Stephen Henry
DOB: 6/17/90……………………..DOB: 7/25/88
Warrant $190,000.00…………..Warrants $60,000.00

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact The
Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division,
Burglary Special Section Detective Prieto at 213- 486-6940.
During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be
directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 Tipsters may also visit 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.