Thursday, Sept. 23A burglary occurred at a house under construction in the 10000 block of Mattock Ave. Suspect(s) stole a cement mixer, power tools and copper pipe stored in a locked container on the property. Saturday, Sept. 25 At 2:10 a.m., officers responded to the underpass near 10000 Imperial Highway regarding a vehicle on fire. The Downey Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire. Investigating officers learned the vehicle had been reported stolen in Ontario on Sept. 23. Sunday, Sept. 26 At 11:00 a.m., a burglary was discovered at the GameStop store located in the Downey Landing retail center. Suspect(s) had tunneled through the roof leading to the store where they stole merchandise including game consoles. At about 11:15 p.m., an attempted armed robbery occurred in the parking lot of the Stater Brothers store at 7814 Firestone. Two store employees had just left work and entered their car when a male in his 30s approached them while brandishing a handgun. The driver put his car in reverse and drove away as the suspect discharged his handgun into the pavement before fleeing on foot. Information provided by Downey Police Department. Report crimes in progress by calling 911.
********** Published: October 7, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 25