Thursday, May 12At about 1:00 p.m., an attempted robbery occurred in Crawford Park. The suspects in their twenties wearing gang attire attempted to intimidate the victim by demanding that he empty his pockets. The victim ran from the suspects and was able to elude them before contacting police. At 7:00 p.m., a residential burglary was discovered in the 7900 block of Stewart & Gray Rd. The resident returned home and discovered the sliding glass door had been pried open. The burglar(s) stole numerous items from the home before fleeing. At 11:40 p.m., a shooting occurred in the 12200 block of Downey Avenue. The victim was standing in his driveway when a dark colored vehicle stopped in front of the residence and fired gunshots at him causing a grazing wound to his leg. Preliminary investigation points to the crime being gang related. Sunday, May 15 At 4:45 p.m., an assault occurred in an apartment in the 8000 block of Telegraph Road. The boyfriend struck the victim with his fists and threatened her with a knife before fleeing the location. Just before midnight, a street robbery occurred near Lakewood and Alameda St. The victim was walking on the sidewalk when a car stopped near him and a passenger exited. The suspect punched the victim in the face and knocked him to the ground then took several items from the victim. The suspect entered a car and drove away south on Lakewood Blvd. out of sight. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: May 19, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 5