Scenes of the burglary suspect captured on surveillance video at one of the businesses he broke into overnight around Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPD
The burglary suspect’s car spotted on surveillance video traveling west on Central Avenue together with the stolen van used in the overnight burglaries. Courtesy/LAPD
Between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., Saturday, March 28, several Los Alamos businesses were targeted in a spree of burglaries.
The following businesses were burglarized:
- China Palace Restaurant;
- Daniel’s Cafe;
- GRACIE BARRA Los Alamos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu;
- Petree Garden Center and Florist;
- Top Nails & Spa; and
- Viola’s restaurant.
The suspects utilized a light in color 4-door sedan with a sunroof. The suspects also stole a white van belonging to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu business.
A suspect driving the stolen van used it as a battering ram to access several of the businesses causing extensive damage. The van was recovered outside Los Alamos County and the above businesses mentioned are reporting thefts from inside their establishments.
Two Los Alamos police officers responded to the Subway restaurant within minutes of the front of the business being destroyed. The suspects left the area using the stolen van and suspect vehicle.
The Los Alamos Police Department has created a link of several surveillance footage feeds that we are asking the public to view here: https://vimeo.com/user111050420
LAPD is offering a $250 reward for anyone who may identify the suspects or the suspect vehicle. Call L.A. Crime stoppers at 505.662.8282. Callers may remain anonymous.
“This reckless and cowardly act of theft and vandalism occurred at a time when small businesses everywhere are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 virus. The Los Alamos Police Department is taking these crimes very seriously and will spare no effort in apprehending these criminals. We owe it to our small businesses to keep them safe from crime during this Public Health Emergency and we are committed to doing so,” LADP Cmdr Oliver Morris said.