Crime Report

Thursday, May 17:At about 8:30 p.m., a home invasion robbery occurred in the 7100 block of Dinwiddie Street. As the homeowner's son arrived home and walked up to the front door, two males walked up behind him and followed him into the residence at gunpoint. The suspects ordered the victims onto the floor face down. The suspects ransacked the home and stole miscellaneous items. Detectives are investigating.

Friday, May 18: Just after midnight, two males in their twenties stole a bottle of wine from the CVS Pharmacy located at 7915 Florence Ave. As they exited the store, the security guard attempted to detain them. A fight ensued with one of the suspects, resulting in a bruised jaw to the security guard. The suspects fled on foot from the area. Detectives are investigating.

Sunday, May 20: At 12:30 a.m., a 49-year-old male from Los Angeles committed an armed robbery at the same CVS store on Florence Ave. The suspect approached a cashier and supervisor and brandished a handgun (later determined to be a replica) while demanding money and threatening to shoot people. The suspect took some loss and ran out the front door. Police arrived and apprehended the suspect in the parking lot without incident. He was booked for robbery and transported to Los Angeles County Jail.

Monday, May 21: At 7:44 p.m., officers located a stolen vehicle in the area of Priscilla and Gneiss. As officers attempted to stop the vehicle a brief pursuit ensued. The suspect stopped the vehicle and was arrested by officers. The suspect was a 44 year old male, resident of Bell. He was booked for Grand Theft Auto and transported to Los Angeles County Jail.

Infromation provided by the Downey Police Department

********** Published: May 24, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 06