GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA.com) — Police asked for the public’s assistance Thursday to help identify and locate two suspects allegedly involved in a residential burglary who fled the scene.
According to Garden Grove police, officers responded to reports of a residential burglary in the 13400 block of Benton Street just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night.
Upon entering her house, the victim heard movement inside and proceeded to carefully exit through the front door and call police, officials said.
Officers said that while on the phone with the victim, she saw two Hispanic males exit through the gate of her backyard, run to a pickup truck and speed away northbound on Benton Street.
When officers arrived, they checked the residence, yet no suspects were found, police said.
According to Garden Grove police, officers followed the suspects’ path from the house and found the suspects’ vehicle, along with 52 5.56 millimeter bullets spread across the pavement near the parked car.
Officers said the robbery victim reported a Ruger 45-caliber semi-automatic handgun, a Smith and Wesson AR-15 rifle, ammunition, and about $25 thousand worth of jewelry stolen from her residence.
Police describe the suspects’ vehicle as a light colored, full-sized pickup truck with a matching shell. At this time, there are no further details regarding the suspects’ description, officers said.
Police suggest anyone who may know the whereabouts of these suspects should call 911 immediately and not approach them. The two suspects are at large, and should be considered armed and dangerous, officials said.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects or further information regarding this crime to contact their Investigations Bureau at (714) 741-5800.