Pasadena Police Ask Public’s Help to Identify Luxury Wheel Theft Suspects

Published : Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 2:47 PM

Suspect images courtesy Pasadena Police

The Pasadena Police Department’s auto theft detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying burglary suspects caught on video.

Since last year, a series of luxury wheel thefts have occurred throughout Southern California and Pasadena.

In most of the cases, the suspects enter secured parking garages and target high-end luxury vehicles. The suspects remove the vehicle’s wheels and leave the parked cars on cinder blocks.

The suspects attempted to gain entry into a parking garage in the Los Angeles area during September of this year, at which time the suspects were confronted and photographed by a resident.

Suspects are possibly Hispanic or Middle Eastern, 25 to 30 years old. One suspect has tattoos on his right arm.

Police said the thieves use two different cars during their crimes.

One is a 2017 or 2018 Ford F-150 with a regular cab, silver with black fender flares, and paper plates.

The other vehicle is a late model Jeep, Grand Cherokee, silver or light grey in color, with paper plates.

Police released photographs of the suspects and the vehicles.

If you have any information regarding these luxury wheel thefts, suspects, and/or suspect vehicles, please contact Auto Theft Detective Philip Klotz at (626) 744-7108.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org .

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