Thursday, May 26At 11:00 a.m., officers went to the 10600 block of Dolan concerning a robbery. The victim was walking into her garage when the suspect approached her, struck up a conversation, and grabbed the victim's cell phone and fled. The victim was not injured. At 6:45 p.m., the victim (a 13 year-old Downey resident) was riding his bicycle on Imperial at Rives when he was approached by the suspect who grabbed the bicycle, reached in his pocket, and threatened to cut the victim if he did not get off the bicycle. The victim complied. The suspect was later detained by South Gate police officers and charged with robbery. Friday, May 27 At 5:35 p.m., officers arrived at the13000 block of Blodgett regarding a pending fight concerning an illegal drug transaction. While at the scene, two vehicles pulled up at a high rate of speed, but sped away from the scene when they saw officers. With the assistance of a sheriff's helicopter, officers located and arrested two suspects for obstruction of justice. Sunday, May 29 At 2:00 a.m., the suspect entered a gas station convenience store located at 7400 Stewart & Gray and began putting merchandise into his pockets. When confronted by the store owner, the suspect threatened to punch him. The suspect ran out of the store, across the street, and into another convenience store (7-11). The suspect jumped behind the counter and tried to open the cash register, but was unsuccessful. Before the suspect could exit, two store clerks detained him until officers arrived. The suspect was arrested and charged with robbery. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: June 2, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 7