Authorities recover $30,000 worth of stolen Tap Out clothing
By Stacia Glenn
Posted: 11/16/2009 05:44:00 PM PST
Authorities on Monday arrested four Riverside men who are believed to have stolen more than $30,000 worth of merchandise from the headquarters of Tap Out, a popular clothing brand.
Sheriff's officials declined to release the identities of the four men, who were arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property.
Detectives were tipped off to the burglary on Friday and served three search warrants in Riverside on Monday. They recovered thousands of dollars worth of Tap Out board shorts, sweatshirts and T-shirts, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller.
Tap Out's headquarters on Barton Road in Grand Terrace were burglarized earlier this year, with the suspects cutting holes in the roof to gain entrance.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Mario Juanez at (909) 387-3545.
Why wasn't the public asked for help prior to the arrests? Why wasn't this theft significant enough for the Public to have been informed just after it happened.
The City of Grand Terrace not making timely crime information available to its citizens and business owners is an impediment to the investigator and or detective being able to do their work. In addition others were not advised to protect their property and be alert to the potential of a repeated.
The answer provided in the past by the City Council has been we don't want to have a bad reputation.