In a surprising twist, four high school students from Beaumont High School in Riverside County, California, reportedly potential recruits for UCLA’s football team, have been implicated in a recent theft case.
This case pertains to cash and jewelry that mysteriously vanished from the University of Colorado’s locker room during last month’s Rose Bowl.
The Pasadena Police Department, following a meticulous search, recovered certain items that are believed to be linked to the students. This information was released to the Los Angeles Times by a department spokesperson.
The police department also credited the assistance they received from tip-offs, which were instrumental in directing the detectives toward the alleged culprits.
“Investigative efforts were tireless in pursuing all leads, culminating in the swift execution of search warrants,” a statement from the Pasadena Police Department revealed. It was also emphasized that the investigation is far from over.
While no formal arrests have been made in connection with the case, the students under investigation are considered to be potential UCLA football recruits. As the investigation is ongoing, no further details, other than the fact that the individuals were not on an official visit, have been confirmed.
The theft incident occurred during the Bruins’ triumphant match against the Buffaloes on October 28, which ended 28-16 in favor of the Bruins. Jewelry and money were among the items reported missing.
Interestingly, some of the stolen items were returned via mail, as per information provided by a Pasadena spokesperson to the Los Angeles Times.
The UCLA Athletics Department confirmed to USA Today that the implicated individuals were not on an ‘official’ visit during the alleged theft.
Additionally, the suspects’ high school expressed its disappointment and dismay over the alleged involvement of its students in the incident.
“We aim to foster strong moral values and integrity in our students. These alleged actions completely contradict our fundamental principles as a school, district, and community,” their statement to USA Today read.
Even though the students were not part of a school-sponsored event during the UCLA-Colorado football game, the school district has pledged its full cooperation with the ongoing police investigation.