Crime / Incident: Theft of Smart Phones
Date / Time Reported: September 5-October 2, 2018
Location: Pleasant Hill
Case Number: Multiple
Since early September 2018, Pleasant Hill PD and other Bay Area agencies have investigated several incidents involving the theft of smart phones, tablets, and other digital devices from cell phone stores.
These cases may be related to one another as the suspects and their vehicle have a similar description in each case. During these thefts, the suspects have entered the store and used tools or force to defeat the tether devices that secure the phones to the display, before fleeing the area. The loss in each of the incidents has been several thousand dollars of merchandise.
Pleasant Hill Police investigators continue to work on each of these cases to identify the suspects and are sharing information with other local agencies to determine if they are linked.
The suspects in each of these cases have been African American males in their 20’s or 30’s, however, in some instances, their faces have been covered.
The thefts have not been isolated to any one particular store, but the merchandise stolen has been newer iPhones, Galaxy phones, and apple watches.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Pleasant Hill Police Investigations at (925) 288-4630.
Released by: Sgt Brian Leonard #368