As noted on our Facebook when it happened, a carload of visitors traveled to Lafayette on Friday, saw the patrons of a local dance studio in the 3300 block of Mt. Diablo Blvd. leave their personal belongings near the door prior to class at 8:49 p.m., and snatched said belongings when the time was right.
Two men gathered up a purse and other items and ran to a waiting car, the studio owners close on their heels. The owners promptly notified police, giving dispatchers a description of the car and men involved, and police began a canvass of the area in a search for the car and men involved.
Officers found neither car or suspects, but they did obtain a photo of a car – apparently stolen during a residential burglary in Brentwood the day before – and, on Monday, were able to track it to Oakland, where it was located and towed back to Lafayette for processing of any evidence left behind.
Lafayette police said they are now working to identify the trio responsible for the theft.
- #1 – Male, black, 5’10” to 6’0”, wearing a red hoodie
- #2 – Male, black, 20’s, 5’10” to 6’0”, wearing a black hoodie