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Burglars steal briefcase of cash from parked Bentley in Glendale

February 28, 2012 |  4:04 pm


This post has been corrected. See details below.

Glendale police officers and their dogs are tracking at least three burglary suspects who allegedly kicked in the window of a Bentley and stole a briefcase full of cash, police said.

Authorities did not say how much money was stolen.

Officers have set up a perimeter in the neighborhood from Harvard to Ivy streets and from Pacific Avenue to San Fernando Road, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

Witnesses initially reported a possible fight about 12:09 p.m. in the 400 block of West Colorado Street after they saw a man kicking the window of a white Bentley, which was parked at the rear of a business, Lorenz told the Glendale News-Press.

The Bentley's owner, a businessman, didn't know that his car was being burglarized, Lorenz said, when witnessed called it in.

The man, and possibly two other men, fled the area, so police placed the neighborhood on lock down, Lorenz said.

The men apparently started to shed their clothing to change their appearance, he added.

Witnesses described the men as in their 30s to 40s. The first suspect wore a black hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans. The second man had a beard and was seen in a white hooded sweat shirt. The last man had a shaved head and was wearing a gray T-shirt.

[For the record, 4:55 p.m.: A previous headline on this post incorrectly said that a suitcase of cash was stolen.]


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Image: Map shows approximate location of where burglars stole a briefcase from a Bentley in Glendale. Source: Google Maps