Two Flash Mob Suspects Arrested, One Additional Suspect Sought NR24174dm

June 17, 2024

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, Organized Retail Crimes Task Force, announce the arrest of two suspects responsible for Grand Theft at numerous retail stores in LAPD’s Hollenbeck Area.

The first Grand Theft occurred on March 22, 2024, at a retail store on the 3400 block of East 4th Street. The business experienced a loss of over $1,500.00. Until their arrests, both suspects stole merchandise at several retail stores, incurring a loss of approximately $10,700.00.

On June 11, 2024, the Organized Retail Crimes Task Force arrested 19-year-old Haleni Sitani and 20-year-old Aniyah Mitchell. A search warrant was served at both residents after the arrest. Officers recovered one firearm, one loaded high-capacity magazine, and numerous items that had been stolen from the retail stores.

Haleni Sitani was booked for 211PC – Robbery, with a bail of $50,000.00 (booking #6827116).
Aniyah Mitchell was booked for 487(A)PC – Grand Theft, zero bail (booking #6827124).

A third suspect is being sought. He is described as a male Hispanic, standing five feet six inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing a two-toned zippered “Nike” sweatshirt and black sweatpants. A black Nissan Sentra was used in several of the crimes.

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