Beverly Hills police are seeking the community's help in locating seven suspects seen leaving a suspicious package with anti-Semitic comments written on it in front of the Rodeo Drive Chanel store over the weekend.
The package was discovered at 400 N. Rodeo Drive by Chanel employees around 11:40 a.m. Sunday, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.
The discovery prompted police to evacuate the store and surrounding area while the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene, investigated the package and rendered it safe, according to a BHPD press release.
From the Beverly Hills Police Department:
On Sunday, November 11, 2012, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Beverly Hills Police responded to the 400 block of N. Rodeo Drive regarding a suspicious package. Upon arrival, officers saw markings on the package, which led them to believe the package may have contained an explosive device. In addition, anti-Semitic comments were also found on the package. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad responded and determined that the box did not contain an explosive.
The Beverly Hills Police Department and the FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying this group of seven individuals who are seen on security cameras placing the box in front of the Chanel store on Rodeo Drive. One suspect is clearly shown placing the box in front of the store while another suspect is seen taking a picture of the box once placed in front of Chanel.
If you know the identity of any of these suspects please call Beverly Hills Police Department Detective George Elwell at 310-285-2172 or the 24-hour Beverly Hills Tip Line at 310-288-2656.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org/.