By Mary O’KEEFE
Glendale police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects wanted in regard to a vehicle burglary that occurred on Sunday between 3:15 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. in the 3700 block of Ocean View Boulevard.
A woman who was a food vendor at the Montrose Harvest Market had placed her end-of-the-day proceeds in a backpack, placed it into her vehicle, locked it and walked away.
When she returned to her vehicle a window was smashed and the bag was gone.
Thanks to surveillance video footage, police were able to see how the burglary occurred. As soon as the woman walked away from the vehicle, Suspect No. 2 approached the car and checked the door handles to see if they were locked. He then stood in the parking lot and held his cellphone to his ear while Suspect No. 3 approached and also stood in the parking. He too held a cellphone to his ear. He was constantly scanning the area.
Suspect No. 1 stood near the vehicle and, when no one else was around, he smashed the victim’s window and took the bag, which he placed in a cardboard box. Then all suspects walked away quickly.
Suspect No. 1 is described as 28 to 35 years old, 6′ to 6’2″ tall with a thin build. He had close cropped hair.
Suspect No. 2 is described as 28 to 35 years old, 5’4″ to 5’7″ tall, also thin build.
Suspect No. 3 is described as 38 to 50 years old, 5’10″ to 6’1″ tall, medium to heavy build.
Anyone with information relating to this burglary is asked to contact Det. Kramer at (818) 548-2097.