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Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a person of interest in beer heist.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, Detectives received a phone call from the owner of delivery company from Turlock, California. The owner stated the person of interest, Jose Rodriguez, was hired to take the semi-truck to Van Nuys, California and pick up a load of beer.

Rodriguez completed the pick-up of the beer, and never completed the delivery. Over the weekend the owner had numerous text messages sent by Rodriguez, but the semi-truck was still missing.

Detectives received information late Sunday afternoon of the location of the truck. The truck was recovered in West Valley Division with the load of beer kegs. Detectives are requesting any information that would assist in locating Rodriguez.

Jose Jesus Rodriguez is described as a male, Hispanic, 5'07", 200 pounds, black hair, hazel eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Commercial Crimes Division Cargo/ Hijack, Detective Joe Chavez at (213) 486-6940 or (818) 832-7510. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, 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.


Jose Jesus Rodriguez


Recovered Kegs of Beer




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