LAPD adds additional patrols after 3 smash-and-grabs in San Fernando Valley T-Mobile stores

Following an increase in organized retail thefts at three T-Mobile stores in the San Fernando Valley, the LAPD deployed additional patrols and detectives to deter and investigate the crimes, officials said.

The smash-and-grab thefts were reported on Monday night.

The first occurred around 7 p.m. in the Laurel Canyon and Riverside area of ​​North Hollywood, Los Angeles police reported. Three suspects broke into a cell phone shop and stole an unknown amount of property.

At 7:42 p.m., three black men entered the cell phone shop on the 21800 block of Ventura in Woodland Hills and stole property.

Then at 7:57 p.m. on Sherman Way in Reseda, three black men entered the cell phone shop, but it is unclear what was stolen.

Preliminary information says three separate cell phone stores within the LAPD jurisdiction have been targeted (one in the West Valley Division, one in the Topanga Division, and one in the North Hollywood Division).

– LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) December 14, 2021

A similar incident was also reported in Duarte on Monday evening, and investigators were working to determine if they were related.


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