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Friday, January 18: Officers responded to Wilderness Park at 7:30 A.M., where a City of Downey employee reported the theft of copper wiring from various light poles and electrical boxes within the park. The loss/damage was estimated at $12,000. Detectives are investigating.
Saturday, January 19: A residential burglary was reported in the 8600 block of 7th St. at 6:30 P.M. The residents came home to find their front door pried open and items removed from the residence. Detectives are investigating.
Sunday, January 20: At 10:30 A.M., officers responded to the intersection of Bellflower Blvd and Lakewood Blvd regarding a report of a “strong arm” robbery. The victim reported she had been pushed to the ground by an adult male suspect. Once she was on the ground, the suspect pulled the victims necklace from around her neck. The suspect fled on foot with the loss. Detectives are investigating.
At 8:30 P.M., a fatal shooting occurred in the parking lot of Gloria’s Cantina restaurant (7401 Florence Ave). The victim, an adult male resident of Los Angeles, was walking in the parking lot of the restaurant when an unknown suspect fired several shots, striking the victim. The suspect fled in a waiting vehicle, out of sight. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Detectives and forensics responded, and are continuing to investigate.