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Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending multiple Grand Theft Suspects who have been targeting high end makeup retail stores in the Los Angeles area.

In January of 2019, the Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section was investigating and attempting to identify suspects responsible for a series of Organized Retail Grand Thefts occurring at high end makeup retail stores located at the Beverly Center Mall and another in Studio City. The suspects enter the businesses with empty purses or shopping bags. The suspects conceal high dollar fragrances in the empty bags and leave the store without paying for the merchandise. In some incidents, the suspects were confronted by employees who attempted to retrieve the merchandise and were overpowered by the suspects. The suspects are responsible for property loss in the thousands of dollars. The suspects have also targeted stores in the city of Marina Del Rey, Tustin and Glendale.

Suspect #1; female black, black hair, brown eyes, 5'04", 130lbs, approximately 25 to 30 years old.

Suspect #2; male black, black hair, brown eyes, 6'04", 230lbs, approximately 25 to 30 years old.

Suspect #3; female black, black hair with red streaks, brown eyes, 5'05", 175lbs, approximately 25 to 30 years old.

Suspect #4; female black, brown hair, brown eyes, 5'03", 125lbs, approximately 18 to 20 years old.

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-247 (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.



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