Thursday, Aug. 9: At 7:30 p.m., a male was robbed by three suspects, one of whom simulated having a handgun in his jacket pocket. The suspects robbed the victim as he was walking in the area of Lakewood north of Florence and threatened to shoot him if he didn't comply with their demands. The victim was not injured and the suspects eventually fled without obtaining any property. Detectives are investigating. Sunday, Aug. 12: At 11:30 a.m., an aggravated assault occurred at the recycling center located in the parking lot of the Food for Less store (13525 Lakewood) after a male threw a glass bottle, striking the female victim in the arm. The victim was not seriously injured and did not know what caused the suspect to assault her. The suspect fled the area before police arrived. Detectives are investigating.
Tuesday, Aug. 14: At 4:45 p.m., officers responded to the area of 13100 Lakewood Blvd in regards to a robbery. They spoke to a victim who reported he had his property forcibly taken from him by three suspects. The victim followed the suspects to a residence nearby and called the police. Officers located the three suspects, who were hiding in the attic of the residence. The suspects were arrested and booked for robbery. The victim's property was returned to him. Information provided by the Downey Police Department
********** Published: August 16, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 18