WOODLAND HILLS—The Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate three suspects responsible for several robberies and grand thefts in the San Fernando Valley. According to the LAPD Blog, from March 30 to June 14, authorities have been investigating and focused on identifying the suspects responsible for over 25 robberies and grand thefts occurring at shops in the Northridge Mall and Westfield Topanga Mall.
Authorities have noted the suspects would enter the businesses with empty tote or shopping bags, conceal high dollar men’s or women’s fragrances in their empty shopping bags and leave the store without paying for the merchandise. In some of the incidents, the suspects threatened or aggressively took items when store personnel confronted them. The suspects were responsible for thousands of dollars in property loss.
Burglary Special Section (BSS) has identified three of the four outstanding suspects involved in the incidents. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office filed multiple counts on suspects Trinity Venable (felony warrant $420,000), Shamoria Jackson and Glennesha Denham, also known as Glennesha Okonkwo (felony warrant $110,000). Arrest warrants were issued for the three suspects on July 21. On Wednesday, July 26, Jackson was arrested and is in police custody. The LAPD is still looking for Venable and Denham.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact The Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detective Prieto or Detective Soriano at 213-486-6940. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”