Police officials are asking victims of a recent rash of home burglaries across the San Fernando Valley and into Glendale to help identify more than 3,000 high-end jewelry pieces and watches recovered from a Beverly Hills home that they believe are tied to the crime spree.
Police have said the burglars belonged to a criminal group made up of South Los Angeles gang members that was targeting the affluent neighborhoods.
Some of the recovered property could belong to Glendale residents whose homes were burglarized in April, police said.
“Some of the suspects we have had were working the entire Valley area,” Glendale Police Capt. Carl Povilaitis said.
Glendale and Los Angeles police detectives have been working together as part of a task force set up in response to the rash of burglaries.
Los Angeles police said they learned about the stash of jewelry and watches inside the Beverly Hills home while investigating the crime ring. They are now asking burglary victims to identify the alleged loot through photographs posted on the LAPD’s website.