WEST HOLLYWOOD—Three high-end boutiques in Beverly Grove were burglarized on Wednesday, February 1, during an overnight vandalism spree, burglary detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Wilshire Station noted.
Vince, Frame and Zimmermann clothing stores were all broken into around midnight, within minutes of each other. Authorities responded to the scene—on the 8400 block of Melrose Place, when a burglary alarm sounded at approximately 2:30 a.m., according to reports.
The suspect(s) gained entrance by using rocks to smash the store fronts’ windows – a style of break-in known as a “smash-and-grab.” This has been an ongoing issue for businesses located near Melrose Avenue and Melrose Place, said LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez.
Vince, located at 8471 Melrose Place, had a broken plate glass door. Frame, located at 8467 Melrose Place, had a broken plate glass side window, but no items were reported stolen. Zimmermann, located at 8468 Melrose Place, had a broken plate glass window next to the front door and cash stolen. It is still unclear if anything was taken from Vince, authorities noted.
Police have not immediately released details on a suspect(s) description, but indicated they believe the person responsible was likely a transient acting alone. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the LAPD Wilshire Station burglary detectives at (213) 922-8205.