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Huntington Beach distraction-burglary suspects sought

Huntington Beach Police are searching for a distraction-burglary ring that preys on small businesses.
May 2, 2014 1:51:00 PM PDT
Huntington Beach Police are searching for suspects in a distraction-burglary ring that preys on small businesses.

Surveillance video shows the robbery crew at work: Five woman walk into a business. While the clerk is being distracted by several suspects, another woman sneaks behind the counter and takes an item.ach Police posted the suspects' pictures on the department's Facebook page.

The same suspects have targeted six Huntington Beach businesses in the same way, dating back to last year, including dry cleaners, nail salons and day spas.

The suspects are described as a group of four or five Hispanic women ranging in age from 20s to 40s, heavyset, and speak Spanish and English. One woman has a large mole on her face.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Huntington Beach Police at (714) 375-5066, or call Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS (855-847-6627). You can also contact Orange County Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) from a cellphone. All text messages should begin with the letters "OCCS."


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