13 Alleged Members of Organized Burglary Ring into Custody

Authorities have reported that in December, a total of 13 individuals suspected to be part of an organized burglary ring were apprehended by a joint effort between the police departments of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Glendale.

Authorities have announced that the arrests were made by the West Los Angeles Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, in conjunction with the Beverly Hills Police Department and the Glendale Police Department.

According to the LAPD, the following details have been released:

  • Glendale police have successfully apprehended a suspected burglary group believed to be responsible for a series of burglaries within the city. The arrest took place on Dec. 19, 2023. Three suspects were seen entering a vehicle, dressed in clothing that matched the descriptions given earlier. According to the police, the officers immediately headed towards the location where the burglaries had taken place. Glendale Police Department officers pursued the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. A suspect was taken into custody while the other two individuals escaped on foot, but were swiftly captured. Three individuals have been apprehended in connection with a case of residential burglary.
  • On December 27th, patrol officers in the West Los Angeles area were called to assist BHPD officers in a burglary investigation. The incident took place near Coldwater Canyon Drive, south of Mulholland Drive. It was reported that around five suspects fled the scene on foot. A black Ford Explorer was reported as the description of the suspects’ vehicle. Police have reported that a perimeter was set up and three individuals have been apprehended following an extensive search conducted by the K-9 Unit. A vehicle has been impounded and a significant amount of stolen designer purses, clothing, watches, and jewelry, belonging to the victim, have been recovered, with an estimated value of over one million dollars.
  • West Los Angeles detectives, in collaboration with Metropolitan Division officers, have located a residence believed to be connected to the suspects. It is suspected that the suspects have been using this location to stay and store stolen property. According to the police, a thorough search of the suspect’s residence and vehicles has led to the uncovering of more stolen designer purses, watches, jewelry, and other evidence that further connects the suspects to various crimes. Three individuals have been apprehended in connection with this incident. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has received the case and has filed charges against all three suspects for one count of residential burglary.
  • Officers in the West Los Angeles area swiftly responded to a radio call regarding burglary suspects at a residence located near Hutton Drive and Melinda Drive on December 30, 2023. According to the police, the BHPD has shared new details about a 2018 white Mercedes GLS that was involved in another burglary in their jurisdiction. According to the police, a female was detained after they located a white Mercedes GLS near the area. After an extensive search conducted by the K-9 Unit, law enforcement established a perimeter and successfully apprehended four suspects. Four individuals have been apprehended and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

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According to the LAPD, detectives have recently uncovered evidence linking the arrests to a significant organized burglary ring. This ring is believed to be responsible for numerous cases across the greater Los Angeles area. Law enforcement agencies from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Burbank, and Glendale are collaborating to track down the remaining members of a group involved in criminal activities. Their goal is to bring these individuals to justice and ensure that they face additional charges for their crimes.

The LAPD stated that detectives have successfully identified and returned the majority of the recovered stolen property to its rightful owners. However, they are still actively investigating in the hopes of finding more victims and returning their belongings.

(Source: nbclosangeles)

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