Burbank Police Arrest Serial Cargo Van Thieves

By On August 5, 2015

Over the past two months the City of Burbank has seen a rash of thefts from work style cargo vans and actual thefts of the vans themselves. Contents of the cargo vans often included work tools valued into the thousands of dollars.

Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Department

Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Department

Burbank Police investigators have been working leads over the course of the past couple weeks, ultimately identifying a suspect vehicle in the case.

Early this morning, detectives established a surveillance of the suspect vehicle. During the surveillance, the suspects were seen committing several auto burglaries and attempt auto burglaries. Detectives also recovered an unreported stolen van the very same suspects had stolen from a Burbank resident, earlier in the morning.

The suspect vehicle was stopped on San Jose Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard. A search of the suspect vehicle revealed items stolen in the auto burglaries seen during the surveillance. The four occupants were arrested for burglary and booked in the Burbank City Jail.

The suspects were identified as William Marcial, Adalay Silva, Alexander Aldana, all 18 years old and a 16 year old juvenile. All hail from the City of Los Angeles. The adults are being held in-lieu of $165,000 bail and due in court on August 7, 2015. The juvenile was cited and released to a parent.

This investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is asked to contact
Property detectives at (818) 238-3210.

Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Department

Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Department

Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Department

Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Department