Police Seek Vehicle Burglars Recorded on Video

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police today released video of two men suspected of burglarizing a vehicle in downtown Los Angeles and taking property valued at more than $58,000.

The victim parked and locked his vehicle about 10:30 a.m. near the 300 block of East Third Street, near San Pedro Street, and then went shopping in the immediate area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

“Within 30 minutes the victim returned and discovered his vehicle's left rear side window had been smashed and his vehicle burglarized,” according to a police statement.

Video evidence showed the two suspects approached the vehicle and then one used an unknown tool to punch a hole in the rear driver's side window as the other returns to the suspects' vehicle, police said.

The first suspect then reached into the victim's vehicle and took a bag with personal items and jewelry inside and took them to the suspect vehicle, police said.

The first suspect then returned to the victim's vehicle and took additional items, according to the LAPD.

The stolen items included a Rolex watch, diamond bracelet, Ferragamo briefcase, an Apple iPad, a Mac laptop, an ostrich skin cap and a cellphone, police said.

Both suspects were described as Hispanic and between 25 and 30 years old.

The first suspect is 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 210 pounds with black hair. He was wearing dark blue jean shorts, a black T-shirt with “True Religion” and an logo of a Buddha playing guitar, black shoes and a black baseball cap. The second suspect is 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 170 and had braided black hair. He wore a black hoodie and tan shorts.

The suspect vehicle was described as an older-model black Toyota 4Runner.

Anyone who recognizes the men from the video or has information about the vehicle burglary was urged to call (213) 996-1854 to speak with LAPD Detective Remolino. After-hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to the watch commander of the department's Central Station at (213) 486-6618.

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