SHERMAN OAKS—Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department are looking for nine suspects responsible for a series of mailbox thefts that transpired at apartment complexes located in Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys. The burglaries started in August.
The suspects were said to have used a screwdriver, a stolen postal keys, and copies of residents keys to break into the mailboxes.
According to the LAPD, one person would act as a lookout while the others broke into the mailboxes. Authorities released surveillance video on Wednesday, November 9, that depicts the suspects in the act.
“Detectives believe a ring of suspects may be working together and will continue to commit these crimes until they are identified and apprehended,” reads a statement issued by the LAPD.
It was reported that there were a total of four break-ins in August, two in September, and four in October. The LAPD reported that one of the suspects is also connected to five recent burglaries. The crimes took place between midnight and 5 a.m.
The following is a list of the locations where the burglaries transpired:
8/23/22, 1:07 a.m. in the 6700 block of Woodman Avenue
8/23/22, 4:17 a.m. in the 4700 block of Willis Avenue
8/27/22, 3:50 p.m. in the 15150 block of Dickens Street
8/30/22, 12:26 a.m. in the 6700 block of Woodman Avenue
9/18/22, 12:25 a.m. in the 14100 block of Dickens Street
9/24/22, 2:17 a.m. in the 14200 block of Dickens Street
10/1/22, 2:47 a.m. in the 14100 block of Dickens Street
10/4/22, 3:06 a.m. in the 14100 block of Dickens Street
10/6/22, 3:51 a.m. in the 14100 block of Dickens Street
10/8/22, 4:48 a.m. in the 14100 block of Dickens Street
Anyone with details is asked to contact Van Nuys detectives at 818-832-0029. Individuals can submit an anonymous tip with L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visiting the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers website.