No Charges Filed in Rolling Hills Burglaries

Four men were originally arrested in connection with a pair of burglaries in Rolling Hills.

Four men arrested in connection to two residential burglaries in Rolling Hills will not have charges filed against them. As reported in an earlier story, Gardena residents Francisco Bustos, Jesus Salas, Roberto Rocio and Juan Torres Rocio were arrested Dec. 23.

Deputies detained one of the men after a suspicious person was seen in a canyon adjacent to a home on Crest Road East. Jewelry was found throughout the canyon, which was later identified to belong to a local resident. A bloodhound was used to track down the other suspects.

Bustos and Salas had no involvement with the burglaries and were to be released, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Moffett; however, both were later detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Moffett could not provide additional information on the status of the two men.

Evidence was found connecting Rocio and Torres Rocio to the burglaries, and a case was presented to Deputy District Attorney Irene Wakabayashi at the Torrance office.

The district attorney's office declined to file charges, according to court documents dated Jan. 13.

“We’re still investigating and still looking for any and all information,” said Moffett.

Anyone with information regarding the burglaries may contact Moffett at 310-891-3219 or Detective Todd Hoy at 310-891-3215.


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