Thieves ransack parked cars at Irvine apartment complex

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Surveillance video captured two suspects ransacking parked cars at an apartment complex in Irvine.

The incident happened on June 2 at the Metropolis Apartments located at 2100 Sullivan, according to the Irvine Police Department.

Video of the theft showed a man using a key card to open the doors of a Tesla before grabbing the valuables inside and escaping.

Police confirmed the man had stolen a key card from a nearby parked Tesla that belonged to the same family and was able to use that car to unlock the second car.

The two suspects were also seen stealing tools from a pickup truck that was parked in the garage.

The duo, a man and a woman, escaped with around $9,000 worth of valuables, authorities said. They fled the scene in a white SUV.

Police have released security video of the thieves in hopes someone may recognize them.

Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call Irvine police at 949-724-7000 or email

Footage of the theft can be seen in the video player above.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.