A reward was recently offered for help identifying three men who allegedly burglarized more than 15 businesses in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties over a 4-month period, making off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in Apple products, according to officials.
The $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the three men, who all appear to be in their 20s, was made by Ventura County Crime Stoppers on Sunday.
The men may be connected to burglaries taking place during late night and early morning hours at over 15 stores ranging from Calabasas to Santa Barbara beginning in October 2014, according to a Ventura County Sheriff's Office news release.
Apple products seem to be the target, and items worth nearly $100,000 have been stolen from stores such as Mustang Marketing in Newbury Park.
Scott Harris works at the store, which he says has been hit twice.
“I have no sympathy or empathy for the people who did this. None whatsoever," Harris said. "I just think they’re low lives. They have pictures of their faces, they have DNA. They’re just not just not sharp people. They will get caught and will hopefully pay a very heavy price.”
Surveillance footage captured one of two burglaries at Mustang Marketing. In it, three men can be seen placing large items in the trunk of a dark-colored car on Nov. 24, 2014, around 4:25 a.m.
Two other burglarized businesses, in Santa Barbara and Calabasas, have also been struck more than once.
After Ventura County sheriff's officials released surveillance footage Sunday, multiple other businesses have contacted authorities with concerns that they may have also been victim to the burglars. No further details were available.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.