Saturday, Oct. 2At 10:00 a.m., officers responded to the parking lot of Stonewood Center concerning a robbery. The victim was headed toward the mall's entrance when a suspect shoved the victim against a car and demanded the "bank bag" he was carrying. The suspect grabbed the bag and ran to an awaiting vehicle. The car sped off in an unknown direction. The loss was currency. No one was injured. Sunday, Oct. 3 At 12:50 a.m., officers went to Mimi's Café (8455 Firestone) regarding a robbery in progress. The armed suspect entered through an unlocked kitchen door, snuck up behind several workers and ordered them to alert the manager. When the manager did not answer, the suspect fled. No one was injured. Wednesday, Oct. 6 A home invasion robbery occurred in the 10000 block of Wiley Burke at 5:30 p.m. Two suspects knocked on the victim's door and asked for the female's boyfriend. When she opened the security door they rushed in and forced her and her small child into another room. The suspects ransacked the apartment and fled with a computer and other items. No one was injured during this incident. Detectives are investigating the matter. Thursday, Oct. 7 An armed robbery occurred at about 8:30 p.m. at the cigar shop located in the 12800 block of Paramount Blvd. The owner was closing the shop when a male entered, pointed a handgun at him, and demanded the victim's wallet and cash. The victim complied and the suspect fled from the location on foot. Friday, Oct. 8 At about 1:30 a.m., police arrested a 28-year-old male for a domestic violence assault charge in the 12000 block of Old River School Road. During a dispute with his girlfriend, the suspect held a loaded handgun to her head. The suspect was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. Saturday, Oct. 9 At 9:30 p.m., police responded to a call of a suicidal subject preparing to jump from the Florence Ave. bridge and the Rio Hondo River Channel. A male family member was holding his arm, preventing him from jumping off the bridge. Sgt. Kevin McCaster grabbed the subject by both wrists and pulled his hands through the fence. Firefighters were able to secure the subject and pull him back over the fence. Police transported the subject for treatment and placed him on a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation. Sunday, Oct. 10 An armed robbery occurred in the 11900 block of Lakewood Blvd. at about 6:30 p.m. The victim was waiting in his parked car when a female in her mid 30s opened the car door and pointed a revolver at the victim demanding money. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene on foot with the loss. Monday, Oct. 11 A robbery occurred at Chase Bank (8450 Firestone Boulevard) at about 10:25a.m. The suspect approached the bank teller and presented a threatening note demanding money. The teller complied and suspect walked calmly out of the bank and out of sight. No one was injured during the incident. The FBI and Downey detectives are investigating the matter.
********** Published: October 14, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 26