Southern California gang members were given orders to break into homes daily and return to their leaders with “at least $5,000 and a weapon every single day,” according to law enforcement.
The daily burglary quota was discovered after officials made 15 arrests in “a gang-related burglary ring that they say hit thousands of SoCal homes.” The homes were in “upscale neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.”
According to ABC 7, the gang members involved in the burglary ring allegedly “[struck] homes four to five times in a week” and “are suspected of some 5,000 burglaries” in total. It took eighteen different police departments and “400” individual law enforcement personnel “three and half years…to track the burglary suspects back to the ringleaders.”
Many of the suspects have been in and out of jail multiple times. “Law enforcement officials blame the short sentences on a new state law designed to reduce prison overcrowding” but believe longer sentences will result from the latest arrests because of the compounding nature of gang-related charges.
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