Police Suspect Four Commercial Burglaries Have Same Culprits

Four commercial burglaries reported last week near the intersection of Huntington Drive and San Marino Avenue appear to have been committed by the same group of suspects, said authorities, who’ve viewed security camera footage and noted the incidents’ time frame.
Detectives with the San Marino Police Department continue to review footage from the businesses and their neighbors to piece together the break-ins, according to Cpl. Kenric Wu.
“We actually got quite a bit, surprisingly,” Wu said. “We’ve got to sift through the whole thing to see what went on.”
Although the wider window in which the burglaries appear to have occurred is between 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, and 7:34 a.m. Thursday, June 27, the footage reviewed as of Friday indicated two of the businesses were burglarized between 3:26 and 3:50 a.m. Thursday. The intruders shattered front or back glass doors in all instances and looked to be targeting registers.
“It looked like they were just running through doing stuff fast. It was your typical smash and grab,” Wu said, adding that the businesses did not appear targeted specifically for their merchandise. “It was a random smattering of businesses. They were probably looking for cash. That was the big thing.”
Although money was stolen, Wu could not say how much was taken or from how many businesses it was taken. Speaking early in the investigation, he also could not immediately say which businesses specifically were entered.
One suspect was described as wearing a black beanie, dark bandanna, black long-sleeve shirt, dark blue pants and black shoes; he also was carrying a hammer, likely used to break through the glass doors.
The second suspect was described as wearing a black baseball cap, white bandanna, light windbreaker, dark shorts, long white socks and light shoes.
The third was wearing a white bandanna, a vertically striped shirt, dark shorts and dark shoes.
As police continue to investigate the burglaries, those with additional information are urged to contact the SMPD at (626) 300-0720.

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