Police search for suspects involved in Arvada theft ring

Posted on: 12:19 pm, March 6, 2013, by , updated on: 06:50pm, March 6, 2013

ARVADA, Colo. – Police in Arvada are asking for the public’s help in identifying a group of thieves that have hit multiple rec centers in the area over the past year.

According to officers, there have been more than 30 thefts reported where suspects forcibly removed locks from locker rooms and stole personal items such as cell phones, keys and credit cards.

“Three suspects have been identified but obtained video footage shows they are working together,” said detective Joe Lane with the Arvada Police Department.

The first suspect is described as a white male with brown hair, who is 20-30 years old, 5-foot-9, and has a medium to heavy build. Surveillance footage shows him wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and a black jacket.

The second suspect is a Hispanic male with brown hair, who is 20-30 years of age and is around 6-feet tall.

The third suspect is described as a white male with blond hair, who is 20-30 years old, and around 6-feet tall with a medium to heavy build.

Police said they are associated with a dark-colored 4-door Pontiac Bonneville.

Officers believe the suspects are from the area.

Soon after the thefts, the suspects have been using stolen credit cards at nearby locations in Arvada, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge.

Anyone who has information on the suspects or the vehicle is asked to call the Arvada Police Department at (720) 898-6900.