Saturday, Sept. 4At 2:20 a.m., officers responded to the area of Lakewood and Florence concerning a traffic altercation. The male suspect got out of his car, approached the driver side window, and punched the victim several times then fled. A person on a motorcycle, which was possibly associated with the suspect, pointed a handgun at the victim and fled the scene. At 5:15 p.m., officers went to the 8200 block of Birchcrest concerning a reckless driver. The officers contacted the driver and determined the car was stolen. The suspect was arrested and charged with grand theft auto. Tuesday, Sept. 7 At 7:50 p.m., the victim was walking in the area of Imperial and Ardis when she was approached by a male suspect, who took her purse at gunpoint. The suspect ran to a small compact white vehicle and fled the area with the loss. Wednesday, Sept. 8 At 1:15 p.m., the victim was walking in the area of Gallatin and Meldar when he was confronted by a male suspect. The suspect attempted to grab the victims IPod, and when the victim resisted, the suspect brandished a knife and took the IPod. Officers apprehended the suspect nearby and arrested him for armed robbery. The victim was not injured during this incident. Information provided by Downey Police Department. Report crimes in progress by calling 911.
********** Published: September 9, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 21