Thursday, Dec. 30At 8:00 p.m., a Downey man was robbed of his personal items by an armed suspect as he walked in the 11700 block of Gurley Ave. The victim was not injured and the suspect fled the scene. Saturday, Jan. 1 At 2:30 a.m., a Downey woman's purse was stolen as she and her friend were being assaulted by numerous females during a traffic altercation. Detectives are investigating. At 5:30 p.m., a local juvenile was knocked off his bike by two males as he rode past them in the area of Gallatin Road and Downey Avenue. One of the suspects then pointed a gun at the victim and stole his bicycle. Wednesday, Jan. 5 At 11:55 a.m., a Downey business was robbed of company funds by two assailants as the victim walked out of the office in the 8100 block of Pivot, enroute to the bank to make a deposit. One suspect wrestled the deposit bag away from the victim then fled in a dark colored vehicle. Detectives are investigating. At 10:00 p.m., a male wearing a mask and gloves robbed the Auto Zone store at 13028 Paramount Boulevard. The suspect brandished a handgun toward the victim and demanded money; the clerk complied and the suspect fled the area in a vehicle. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: January 6, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 38