Riverside police asked for the public’s assistance Thursday to identify two men who stole a safe full of valuables from a business on the south end of the city last month.
According to Riverside police Detective Edward Vazquez, investigators have hit a dead end in their attempts to develop leads in the case and are hoping somebody might have information that can help them track down the perpetrators.
The theft occurred about 5:30 a.m. March 22 at a business in the 19900 block of Van Buren Boulevard, near Barton Street, within the Orangecrest area of the city, Vazquez said.
Images taken from a security camera in front of the location shows the men hauling the heavy iron safe out of the business and loading it into the back of a white Toyota Rav4 SUV, from which the license plate had been removed.
The pair spent several minutes working to push the safe far enough inside the vehicle to be able to shut the rear door.
Both men were wearing hooded sweatshirts that concealed their faces.
However, detectives were able to confirm both were white men believed who appeared to be in their 30s.
One suspect was about 5 feet 6 inches tall with an average build. In addition to a gray sweatshirt, he was wearing black pants, black gloves and black shoes. His cohort was 6 feet tall with an average build. His sweatshirt was black, and he was wearing brown pants with multi-colored Nike shoes.
The men drove away undetected.
Vazquez did not disclose the contents of the safe or the estimated monetary loss to the business.
Anyone with information was urged to call the detective bureau at 951-353-7955, or email email@example.com.
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