Police Thursday released images of vehicles and a man they believe are involved in the theft of luxury wheels from vehicles in Pasadena and elsewhere in Southern California.
"Since last year, a series of luxury wheel thefts have occurred throughout Southern California and Pasadena," according to a Pasadena Police Department statement. "In most cases, the suspects enter secured parking garages and target high-end luxury vehicles. The suspects remove the vehicle's wheels and leave the parked cars on cinder blocks."
One suspect and two vehicles were recorded when they tried to gain entry into a parking garage in the Los Angeles area in September and police released the images in the hope that someone will recognize them and contact authorities.
The suspects are described as Hispanic or Middle Eastern, 25-30 years old and one, who was caught on camera, has tattoos on his right arm.
One suspect vehicle is a silver 2017-18 Ford F-150 with black fender flares and paper plates and the other a silver or light gray late-model Jeep Grand Cherokee, also with paper plates.
Anyone with information about the thefts, the suspects or the suspect vehicles was urged to call Pasadena police auto theft Detective Philip Klotz at (626) 744-7108.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or lacrimestoppers.org.