Four arrested in burglary of Santa Monica Apple store
Four people have been arrested in connection with a break-in last week at an Apple store on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, police said Thursday.
When police arrived at the scene of the robbery at 4:15 a.m. May 9, they found one of the store's glass entrance doors broken and a sledgehammer lying on the ground.
Inside, laptop computers and iPhones had been stolen, their security cords hanging from their display cases. Losses at the store was estimated at about $31,000.
Police reviewed surveillance video showing four suspects -- two males and two females in their 20s -- smashing the door and stealing items. Three fled north on the Promenade and the fourth ran south.
While searching the area, officers discovered a bag containing several Apple computers and phones hidden behind a wall at 233 Wilshire Blvd. Officers also observed a tan-colored Chevrolet Impala driving north on 3rd Street with two women in the front and two men in the back.
All four suspects -- three adults and one juvenile -- were charged with a variety of offenses, including suspicion of grand theft, burglary, conspiracy and providing false information to police.
The adults were identified as Markeishia Harris, 19, who is homeless in Los Angeles; Orenthal Sanders, 19, of Los Angeles; Aaron Sanders 18, of Los Angeles; and a 17-year-old of Los Angeles, who was not identified because she is a juvenile.
-- Andrew Blankstein (Twitter anblanx)
Photo: Map shows approximate location of incident in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times / Mapping L.A.