Crime Watch

DOWNEY - Feb. 9: A robbery at Fashion City, 8520 Paramount Blvd., results in a loss of approximately $40. No weapon was seen.Feb. 8: At 12:25 p.m., shots were fired into the air in the alley north of Lyndora Street and west of Lakewood Boulevard. The suspect fled before officers arrived. No one was injured. Feb. 7: A newspaper delivery man was carjacked at 5 a.m. near Bellder Drive and Imperial Highway. Minutes later, an officer saw the victim's car in the parking lot of a local motel and detained two suspects seated inside. As the officers investigated, they learned another robbery had previously taken place at Bellflower Boulevard and Steve Horn Way. The loss was a purse. The suspects, a 19-year-old from Los Angeles and a 20-year-old from Downey, were positively identified and arrested for robbery and carjacking. • At 5:40 p.m., a man was walking near Lakewood Boulevard and Gallatin Road when a car jumped the curb and struck him. The driver fled the scene and was later arrested for felony DUI. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition. • At 6 p.m., a street robbery occurred near Bellflower Boulevard and Washburn Road. The suspects used a handgun to steal a cell phone. Feb. 6: At 4:40 p.m., a person used a handgun to commit a street robbery near Paramount Boulevard and Orange Avenue. The loss was approximately $7. Source: Downey Police Department ********** Published: February 20, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 44