LOS ANGELES – Four suspects were taken into custody in connection with an organized retail theft in Highland Park, police said Thursday.
Officers arrived at the 6200 block of York Boulevard, near Figueroa Street, around noon Wednesday to a report of a retail store robbery involving three men and a woman who allegedly stole over $5,000 worth of shoes and clothing, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Store security and patrons provided the dispatcher at Communications Division with an excellent description of the suspects and their vehicle,” the LAPD said in a statement.
Police said LAPD Northeast Division responding officers and the Air Support Division helicopter managed to track down the vehicle at a residence in the 200 block of East 102nd Street, between Main and San Pedro streets, in Watts.
Officers from the LAPD Southeast Division later responded to updates from the helicopter and arrested the suspects as they were taking the stolen items into the residence.
A search warrant was executed by LAPD Northeast Community Police Station detectives, who recovered the stolen merchandise and returned it to the business.
Police said detectives identified the Los Angeles resident suspects as 19-year-old Traveon Dun, 22-year-old Travon Nelson, 21-year-old Leon McCall, and 21-year-old Jeydy Salcedo, who were all arrested and booked on suspicion of organized retail theft with no bail.
Anyone with information regarding the organized retail theft crime was urged to contact the LAPD Organized Retail Crime Taskforce at 818-374-9420.