SANTA MONICA—Two suspects, in possession of a BMW and other valuables, were arrested on May 23.
The arrest came after police received multiple calls about three men in all black acting suspiciously. Officers first responded to a burglary report on the 500 block of Alta Avenue. The Santa Monica Police Department later received a call from a concerned resident reporting three Hispanic men dressed in all black entering and leaving a home. Another similar call was received approximately an hour later reporting individuals in all black acting suspiciously around parked vehicles.
Officers found the first suspect, matching the description of the suspicious males, walking near parked cars. The second suspect was detained behind a Chase Bank located at 625 Montana Avenue, also matching the description. The suspects had in their possessions earrings, and keys to a stolen BMW. The car was later found with additional stolen items inside. The scene of the vehicle was forensically examined for fingerprints and hair and the suspects were later arrested and charged for burglary and auto theft.
Both suspects are in their 20s and residents of Los Angeles. Only one suspect was granted a $50,000 bail while the other was denied bail.