Beverly Hills Police Arrest Burberry Robbers, Recover Stolen Property

Three men suspected of robbing the Burberry Store in Beverly Hills Saturday afternoon were arrested shortly after they committed the crime at 9564 Wilshire Blvd.

At about 5:30 pm, BHPD officers responded to a 911 call of a theft at the store involving three suspects.

One suspect entered the store, while one acted as a getaway driver and the other as a lookout.

The suspect who entered the store selected two expensive purses and instantaneously fled from the business, ripping the store?s security sensor tags from the purses as he ran, throwing them into the street.

He then entered his waiting getaway car, which fled southbound on Camden Drive.

As the investigation unfolded, a suspect and vehicle description were broadcasted to the field units.

A short time later and despite pouring rain, officers located the vehicle containing three suspects matching the description of the crime broadcast in the area of Wilshire Boulevard and Willaman Drive and conducted an investigative stop.

The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of three suspects for commercial burglary and the recovery of all property.

Arrested was Robert Abalov, 25, of Bell Gardens; Vyacheslav Berzer, 31, transient; and Alexander Lopez, 44, of Los Angeles.

The suspects are scheduled to be arraigned at the Beverly Hills Superior Court on Dec. 21, 2010.

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