VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — Police investigating an alleged burglary at a marijuana dispensary followed the suspects only to find their car was packed with seven people, including a woman and four young children.
SKY9 was overhead as the alleged getaway car was pulled over around 8 p.m. Tuesday at Keswick Street and Kester Avenue in Van Nuys.READ MORE: No Injuries In 2 Shootings Reported Saturday Night On 91 Freeway, CHP Is Investigating
The children inside were all under the age of eight, according to the LAPD.
Undercover LAPD officers say they had been conducting surveillance at a marijuana dispensary a few blocks away when they say two men break in with crowbars.
The men allegedly stole an iPad and smoking paraphernalia and drove off in a Dodge.READ MORE: Arson Suspected In Pacific Palisades Brush Fire That Continues To Burn; Mandatory Evacuations Ordered
Moments later, officers pulled over the vehicle and placed two men inside under arrest.
The children’s mother told investigators she was unaware they had allegedly burglarized the dispensary; She thought the men had gone in to buy post.
Officers allowed the mother and children to go but have notified Child Protective Services.MORE NEWS: Fans React To Kobe Bryant's Posthumous Induction Into The Hall Of Fame
Officials have not yet identified the two men in custody.