Palm Springs police investigate downtown burglaries

Credit cards and automobile stolen

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Palm Springs Police Department is investigating a string of burglaries in the downtown area.

Investigators say on July 14, a man and two women entered the women's boutiques, Palm Springs Treasures and Oh La La and stole employees' credit cards.  Both businesses are located on Palm Canyon Drive.

At Palm Springs Treasures, the manager also discovered his car had been stolen.

"A lot of customers were in the store.  We became distracted by a three-some that distracted everybody," said Lonny Whittington.  "At that point, they stole some credit cards out of a purse and then stole the keys to my car out in the back.  "Of course we didn't discover 'till later that the car was gone."

The car was recovered in El Monte on July 28.

Police say the thieves may also be involved in a burglary on July 18 at Just Nails, also located on Palm Canyon Drive.  

Police say they're looking for a white male adult and two heavy-set Hispanic women.

Call Valley Crimestoppers at 760-341-STOP, if you have any information about these crimes.  You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1000 cash reward.

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