Police Tuesday released surveillance images of three men and two women who stole about $75,000 worth of items from several storage units in Glendale.
Glendale Police Department officers responded at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday to the Public Storage facility in the 5500 block of San Fernando Road, near the Ventura (134) Freeway, on reports of a burglary in progress, according to the department’s Sgt. Christian Hauptmann.
Officers arrived at the scene and attempted to locate the suspects, though ultimately determined they had fled the scene before police arrived.
The responding officers discovered that 13 storage units at the facility had been damaged or burglarized by the suspects, Hauptmann said.
Officers reviewed surveillance footage and learned that the suspects entered the facility at about 7:45 a.m. and used carts to load the stolen items into waiting vehicles over the course of an hour before fleeing the location.
Officers were again called to the facility at about 11:30 a.m. Monday and took a report from a victim who said their storage unit was broken into a second time after having been damaged and burgled on Sunday.
Police again reviewed surveillance footage and discovered that three suspects from the first burglary returned to the facility at about 6 p.m. Sunday and broke into the victim’s storage unit a second time.
Items stolen from the units on both occasions included sports and comic book memorabilia, collectible shoes and high-end electronics worth about $75,000, Hauptmann said.
Anyone with information on the burglaries was asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-4911. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
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