BOULDER CITY (KTNV) — Boulder City police arrested three people on Thursday in a possible theft ring.
Police believe the two men and one woman, who were not identified, may have been stealing from homes and businesses in California and Southern Nevada based on items found in their car.
Two men were seen leaving a house and running through back yards near the 200 block of Wyoming Thursday at 10:55 a.m. An alert neighbor called Boulder City Police to report the situation. The caller described the men and the silver car they left in.
An officer then spotted the car – a Kia with New York registration. A woman was driving the vehicle.
One of the men in the car was wanted on several misdemeanor warrants. The officer said in a brief search of the car, he saw a loose currency scattered throughout in a variety of denominations, jewelry, and backpacks lined with aluminum foil -– a practice often used to conceal items with censors from tripping store alarms. Police also found a Glock handgun that records show as stolen from the Los Angeles area. All three are being held in the Clark County Detention Center.
The Detective Bureau will be submitting for a search warrant and conducting a search of the vehicle and trying to determine if the items recovered are from homeowners in Boulder City or elsewhere.