Police are looking for trio who allegedly stole more than a dozen bottles of Ciroc vodka from a Vons store.
Officials released surveillance video footage on Friday that showed a man grabbing bottles of vodka off the shelves inside the Vons in the 2000 block of Verdugo Boulevard at 9:40 p.m. on Aug. 5. He quickly removed security caps from the bottles.
Surveillance video shows the man handing the bottles to two girls, who concealed them in large handbags.
The trio reportedly stole 16 bottles of Ciroc vodka, which police estimated cost $35 each.
The man was described as black, in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall to 6 feet tall, weighing between 165 and 175 pounds, and with cropped hair. He wore a black paracord bracelet on his right wrist.
The girls were described as black, in their late teens to mid-20s and 5 feet 5 inches tall to 5 feet 7 inches tall.
One of the girls weighs 140 to 160 pounds, had long, braided hair, carried a black purse and wore multicolored pants.
The second girl weighs 125 to 135 pounds, had her hair in a ponytail, carried a black bag and wore torn jeans and large gold earrings.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Det. Travis Goodreau at (818) 548-2097.
-- Veronica Rocha, firstname.lastname@example.org