(L-R) Daniel Villanueva and Jose Romeroocampo, both 35, were arrested on April 25, 2015. (credit: Irvine Police Department)

2 Men Arrested In Irvine On Suspicion Of Stealing Copper Wire

Authorities say two men have been arrested in Irvine in connection with the theft of copper wire on Saturday.


(credit: Debbi Saure)

Public’s Help Sought In Search For Suspect In Studio City Garage Break-Ins

The manager of a Studio City apartment building says someone is breaking in and stealing from residents’ vehicles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/29/2015

Thieves are targeting group mailboxes like this one in Eastvale. (credit: CBS)

Bold Thieves Stealing Mailboxes In Inland Empire Community

The inconvenience is bad enough. The timing is worse.


Copper wiring stolen at a Rialto concrete plant in Palmdale in January. There has been an uptick of similar robberies in the San Gabriel Valley. (courtesy Palmdale Sheriff's Dept.)

Beverly Hills Hit By Copper Wire Thieves For 2nd Time

The city of Beverly Hills has been hit by copper thieves for the second time in the past several weeks.


Gas pump thefts

Hundreds Of Gallons Of Fuel Stolen From Woodland Hills Gas Stations

The owner of a pair of Fernando Valley gas stations has grown increasingly frustrated by a sharp rise in fuel thefts – as well as customers who are taking advantage of broken gas pumps.


Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators estimate up to $6 million in stolen trademark plastic has been recovered  by the Sheriff's Industrial Plastic Theft Task Force over the last two years. (courtesy LASD)

Stolen Milk Crates Costing Downey Business Millions

Even in a down economy, the price of plastic continues to soar – and commercial burglaries along with it.


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NoHo Police, City Leaders Send Powerful Message To Criminals

North Hollywood police and city leaders came out in full force on Wednesday to send a powerful message to thieves—stay home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2012

Metro and L.A. County Sheriff's deputies are asking patrons to watch for the person. On July 16 at approximately 11:10 p.m. this suspect was captured on video grabbing an Apple iPad from the hands of a Metro patron as she was riding the Blue Line. When the train arrived at the Compton Station, the suspect approached the victim from behind, grabbed her iPad and fled the train car and platform northbound on foot. Please call the LASD Transit Services Bureau (323) 563-5000, if you recognize this man. He is thought to be 17-19 years old with black hair and brown eyes 5' 6" or 5' 7", 140-150 pounds.(credit: MTA)

Smartphone, Tablet Thefts Plague Metro Trains

Metro officials are warning passengers about a recent rash of smartphone and tablet thefts that have occurred on trains.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/20/2012

Patrick Sean Mitchell, 39, of Lake Arrowhead (courtesy Redlands PD)

Suspect Sought In Truck, Riding Mower Thefts At Redlands School

A Lake Arrowhead man has been identified as a suspect in the thefts of metal and wood shop tools, a pickup truck and a riding mower from Grove School.


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Police: Thieves Snatching Smartphones Out Of Victims’ Hands

Police are warning iPhone, Droid and other smartphone owners of a sharp rise in the number of brazen robberies targeting those devices.


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Robbers Targeting iPhones, iPods Near Venice Beach

Police warned people in Venice to protect their Apples following a recent rash of robberies where thieves targeted iPhones, iPods and other Apple products.


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Laptops, iPads Belonging To Mitt Romney Staffers Stolen

Laptops and iPads containing sensitive information about Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney’s campaign were stolen from an SUV in San Diego last week.


(courtesy Irvine PD)

Police: Suspect In OC Wallet Thefts Racking Up Charges At Department Stores

Police say at least 9 people in 8 different office buildings have been victimized by the suspect in the month of March.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2012


OC Seniors Left Stranded After Dozens Of Golf Cart Chargers Stolen

A bizarre rash of thefts has left dozens of seniors at a Laguna Woods retirement community without transportation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/20/2012

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Long Beach Residents Arrested In Series Of Thefts At UCI

Authorities say two Long Beach residents arrested in a series of thefts at the University of California, Irvine, are believed to be responsible for thefts at several other Southern California universities.