Authorities this week released photos of a man and woman suspected of stealing two duffel bags during a private party at Raging Waters for Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and their families.
The bags contained hundreds of dollars worth of personal items, including two sheriff’s deputy badges and sets of identification. Dozens of families were at the San Dimas water park on Sept. 22 when the bags disappeared, KTLA reported.
“When badges are stolen it’s very concerning to us because people can use these things and they can pose as deputy sheriffs,” said Sheriff’s Deputy Johnie Jones.
Surveillance video at the park did not catch anything incriminating. But authorities do have video of two people using credit cards taken in the theft at various stores and restaurants.
“We have pictures of their car, we have pictures of them and now we’re just asking the public’s help that if they see these things, to call us up and let us know,” Jones said.
The alleged thieves are described only as a Latino man and woman between 18 and 25 years old with brown hair.
They were driving an early 1990s model Honda Accord with front paper plates and an oxidized hood, Jones said.
Authorities hope the surveillance video serves as a warning to future thieves.
“If you’re going to do that kind of a crime and use those cards, were going to catch up to you,” Jones said.
Anyone with information was urged to contact sheriff’s Parks Bureau Det. Janice Banks at (661) 294-3544 or (213) 276-8108.