LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Three men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and charged after allegedly stealing equipment and game-used memorabilia from Dodger Stadium.
The two men who worked as security guards for the Dodgers have been identified as Juan Prada and Fernando Sierra.READ MORE: LA Schools To Resume Outdoor Sports; Participants Required To Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly COVID Testing
According to the Los Angeles Times, items taken included game-used bats, jerseys and other equipment, specifically worn by Joc Pederson, Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager and former manager Don Mattingly.
The authorities were alerted to the crime after the items had been placed on eBay.
All the equipment came from the same eBay seller, “SwingHard33”.
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To nab the thieves, Dodgers staff installed secret cameras. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, a man in dark clothes, a mask and a headlamp entered the equipment room and left 25 minutes later with a full bag. Police identified him as Sierra.
More than two weeks later, police say, another camera captured Prada attempting to remove one of the cameras near the equipment room. Police collected more video evidence from various nights in December.
The homes of both security guards and the eBay seller were raided as well.
The eBay seller, identified as Jesse Dasgnesses, has sold game-used memorabilia since 2013.
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All three men have pleaded not guilty to the charges.