Officers were made aware of the burglary after the private security company for the business contacted police dispatch. During the course of the investigation, officers coordinated their efforts with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) as evidence led them to the City of Hawaiian Gardens.
LASD deputies located a vehicle that was occupied by two male adults that were believed to have been involved in the burglary. It was also found that the vehicle the suspects were found in had been reported stolen. As Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers arrived on scene, they recovered the stolen vehicle as well as approximately $5,000 worth of beauty supply merchandise from inside of the vehicle.
The two male suspects were taken into custody and booked in the Long Beach City Jail for the following:
Detectives anticipate presenting their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on Friday, June 12.
The LBPD continues to investigate several looting incidents that have occurred during the recent incidents of civil unrest. LBPD recently launched an online portal seeking the public's help in collecting photo and video evidence of criminal activity. All attempts will be made to connect the submitted evidence to active crime reports and investigations. More information is available at: longbeach.gov/lbpdcrimeinfo.
Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to contact Burglary Detective Quintero or the Burglary Detail at (562) 570-7351. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.