Man steals cash-filled briefcase from Bentley

Police officers have deployed K-9 units to track the scent of at least three burglary suspects who kicked in the window of Bentley to steal a briefcase containing an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

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

[This post has been corrected, see below for details.]

Witnesses initially reported a possible fight about 12:09 p.m. on 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, he said.

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

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

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

Witnesses described the men as in their 30s to 40s. The first suspect wore a black hooded-sweatshirt and blue jeans. The second suspect had a beard and was seen in a white hooded-sweatshirt.

The last suspect had a shaved head and was wearing a gray T-shirt.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @VeroincaRochaLA

[For the record, 4:50 p.m.: The headline for an earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to a suitcase.]