Palisades Garden Café on La Cruz Drive was broken into around 2 a.m. on April 19. The suspects smashed through the front door. There was only change in the café register, and they took snacks, then proceeded to Café Vida on Antioch.
After damaging the door trying to gain entry, the suspects realized there was an employee inside and fled the scene.
On April 22, the Los Angeles Police Department sent out an alert, descriptions and photos of the suspects and the vehicle. They also included a tape of the suspects that was made at Palisades Garden Café.
The West L.A. Area detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in this crime.
In the alert, detectives wrote: “Over the last several weeks, the West Los Angeles area has identified a series of commercial burglaries occurring throughout the division.
“The suspects target restaurants and coffee shops in the early morning hours while the businesses are closed. The suspects smash the businesses glass front doors by either kicking the door or using a rock or similar object. The suspects then remove currency from the cash register, often prying it open using a yellow crowbar. The suspects then flee in a tan or beige 4-door sedan, possibly a Nissan Altima.”
Suspect one is described as a male black, 6’ 200 pounds, bald, 45 to 50 years. The second suspect is described as male black, 6’ 220 pounds, bald 45 to 50 years old.
The car is described as a tan or beige 4-door sedan, possibly a Nissan Altima. If you have any information regarding the suspects or believe you may have been a victim, contact Detective Hall (310) 444-1524.