Bentley burglary

Glendale police officers with a search dog convene on Hawthorne Street while they search for one of at least three burglary suspects in Glendale on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

A man who smashed in the window of a parked Bentley on Tuesday was able to evade police with a stolen briefcase containing an unknown amount of cash.

Witnesses told police at least two other men fled the scene with him, shedding clothes along the way to alter their appearance as officers descended on the neighborhood to set up a search perimeter.

Officers temporarily locked down the neighborhood of Harvard to Ivy streets from Pacific Avenue and San Fernando Road shortly after the incident was reported about 12:09 p.m. K-9 units were brought out in an attempt to track the men, who were able to evade the perimeter, prompting police to lift the lockdown.

Witnesses initially reported a possible fight on the 400 block of West Colorado Street after they saw a man kicking the window of a white Bentley, which was parked at the rear of a business, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

The Bentley's owner, a businessman who was inside the building, didn’t know his car was being burglarized when witnesses called it in, Lorenz added.

Witnesses described the men as in their 30s to 40s. The first suspect wore a black hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans. The second suspect had a beard and was seen in a white hooded sweat shirt.

The third suspect had a shaved head and was wearing a gray T-shirt, police said.