Thursday, Jan. 20Just after 10 a.m., a grand theft occurred from a jewelry store in the Stonewood Center. A sales clerk handed a 2 carat diamond ring to a shopper and he ran out of the store with the ring. The Hall Market, located in the 11500 block of Lakewood Blvd., was robbed of beer by a lone male suspect. Police were notified and detained the male, a 38-year-old Los Angeles resident. Security video of the robbery positively showed the detained male as the correct suspect. He was booked for robbery and two outstanding arrest warrants. Friday, Jan. 21 At 1:20 a.m., police arrested a 31-year-old Paramount resident for vehicle burglary. A citizen heard a noise outside and observed a suspect inside a neighbor's car located in the 8100 block of 7th Street. Police arrived and apprehended the suspect and recovered the victim's stolen property. Sunday, Jan. 23 Over the weekend, four stolen vehicles were recovered with the use of the department License Plate Recognition (LPR) systems. Police also arrested a 42-year-old male resident of Carlsbad for grand theft auto from the 8500 block of Firestone after he returned to a stolen vehicle (from Carlsbad) officers had been surveilling. Wednesday, Jan. 26 A robbery occurred in the area of La Reina and 5th Street around 6:50 p.m. The victim was walking home from work when he was confronted by two suspects with a handgun. The suspects took the victim's wallet and other property and fled in a dark colored sedan driven by a third suspect. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: January 27, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 41