LONG BEACH, Calif. — Long Beach police today sought public help to identify three suspects who apparently used electronic devices to unlock parked vehicles and burglarize them.
Police released security video that shows two of the suspects targeting parked vehicles in a residential driveway in an East Long Beach neighborhood.
“They are able to access the two vehicles parked in the driveway after a handheld device is manipulated, causing the vehicle’s dome light to come on and doors to unlock,” police said.
Seven vehicles were burglarized that night in the neighborhood.
“Potentially, there could be numerous residents who were unknowingly victimized … (believing) they may have left their vehicles unlocked,” police said.
Anyone recognizing the suspects was urged to call Detective Joseph Starbird at (562) 570-7362; or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.