Police Arrest 4 Men in Connection with Vehicle Burglary

First published in the Feb. 19 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Four men from Houston, Texas, were arrested this week in connection with a vehicle burglary after allegedly following the victim from a bank and then breaking into her vehicle.
On Feb. 7, police responded to 141 North Glenoaks Blvd. regarding a vehicle burglary report, according to the Burbank Police Department. During the investigation, the BPD said, officers learned the victim had arrived at the location after withdrawing money from a bank. The victim left the currency in her car and walked away, only to return and find her vehicle’s window smashed and money stolen.
The BPD said investigators reviewed surveillance video, which provided footage of the suspects and their vehicle. On Feb. 12, Burbank detectives found the vehicle and suspects allegedly depicted in the surveillance video as they arrived at the Los Angeles International Airport. The detectives, along with authorities from the Los Angeles Airport Police, stopped and detained four suspects, whom detectives believe were at the airport to fly to Houston.
A search of the suspects and their vehicle allegedly revealed evidence linking them to the crime, the BPD said, adding detectives are looking into the possibility that the men are responsible for additional crimes in Burbank and surrounding cities.
All four suspects were booked on suspicion of burglary, vandalism and grand theft. They were held in lieu of $100,000 bail each and were scheduled to appear in court this week. Formal charges were pending review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
For additional information on “bank jugging” and how community members can protect themselves, visit BurbankPD.org/News.