Detectives are seeking the public's help to find four people accused of being part of a "sophisticated" ring responsible for possibly hundreds of home burglaries across Southern California.
At a news conference Thursday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said 10 culprits were arrested and four were being sought in connection with the crimes, which included homes along the 210 Freeway in the San Gabriel Valley and in the San Fernando Valley.
Detectives said the burglary "crew" moved about incognito, traveling to target locations in expensive luxury vehicles and rental cars. The burglars allegedly knocked on the front door of a home to determine if residents were inside. If no one answered, the delinquents broke in through a rear door or window and ransacked the home, stealing cash, jewelry, weapons and other valuables, the sheriff's department said.
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Stolen gold and jewelry were sold all over Los Angeles County at scrap-purchasing businesses and pawned at local pawn shops.
Detectives believe the group is responsible for dozens, and possibly hundreds, of home burglaries in several cities, including La Canada, Rosemead, Temple City and El Monte.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LA County Sheriff's Department at 323-810-1973 or 213-229-1700.