(FOX 11) - Detectives from both Beverly Hills and the LAPD are working together to try and nab a brazen smash and grab robbery crew.
It's possible the very same suspects hit twice in the early morning hours today, and once earlier this month.
You don't have to be a police detective to see the similarities. Three smash and grab robberies in 8 days, two of them in the very early hours of Tuesday morning. They hit, they smash windows of high-end stores with sledgehammers, they grab what they can while the alarm blares, then they race off.
In the middle of the night, four or five late model cars with paper plates, hoodies to hide their faces, you get the idea.
Wilshire Blvd 's Saks Fifth Ave on May 21st, Neiman Marcus in Woodland Hills at 3 am on Tuesday, and then two boutiques on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills about 3:50 a.m. In that case police were there so fast they chased one of the suspect vehicles into la but the men inside abandoned the car, ran off, and escaped.
You'd think with that much smashing and grabbing, and video security cam footage from the latest Beverly Hills caper, and a car as evidence, there'll be some forensic leads coming. Stay tuned.
On May 29, at approximately 3:52 a.m., Beverly Hills Police received a report of a Commercial Burglary in progress in the 400-block of N. Rodeo Drive. Surveillance video shows four vehicles, driving in succession, stop alongside the curb, followed by multiple suspects quickly exiting the vehicles.
In a matter of 90 seconds, the suspects first attempted to gain access to the storefront at 469 N. Rodeo Drive by smashing the window, but were unsuccessful. The suspects then successfully gained access to the storefront at 465 N Rodeo Drive by smashing a window. The suspects are seen removing several items of merchandise from that location and loading the merchandise into the vehicles. The suspects then fled the location southbound Rodeo Drive.
Beverly Hills Police Officers quickly responded to the scene and surrounding area to search for the suspects' vehicles. One of the suspect vehicles was located in the area of N. Santa Monica and Westwood Boulevards. An enforcement stop was attempted; however, the suspects failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
The pursuit terminated in the area of Cloverdale Avenue and Rodeo Road in the City of Los Angeles, when the driver abruptly stopped, and all passengers (4-6 males) exited the vehicle and fled on foot. None of the suspects were apprehended. The suspect vehicle was recovered by police. Several items of stolen merchandise were recovered after they were discarded from the suspect vehicle during the pursuit.
The four suspect vehicles are believed to be: a gray/silver BMW sedan 2-door, a black Hyundai 4-door (in police custody), a gray/silver BMW X5 SUV, and a black Honda 4- door Civic. All four vehicles had paper plates attached.
Anyone who has information about this crime, the identity of the suspects or suspect vehicles are encouraged to call the Beverly Hills Police Department at (310) 285-2158.