Crime Report

Friday, July 12At 11 a.m., a robbery occurred at 11837 Lakewood Blvd. (Handi-Mart). The suspects ordered the victim (store owner) to the ground and forcibly removed the loss from the store's safe, which was open. Detectives are investigating.

At 8 p.m., officers responded to Treasure Island Park regarding a theft of electrical wire. It was discovered that an unknown suspect opened three electrical boxes and removed wiring from inside. Public Works responded and addressed the remaining exposed wire. Detectives are investigating.

Saturday, July 13 At 12:45 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Adenmore Ave and Leahy Ave. It was discovered that the vehicle had three bullet holes and during a search of the vehicle, a loaded handgun was located. The driver was arrested for unlawful possession of a loaded firearm.

At 8 a.m., officers assisted Caltrans while they cleaned up several transient encampments along the 105 Freeway corridor.

At 2:45 p.m., an armed robbery occurred in the 7300 block of Florence Ave. The suspect entered the business brandishing a handgun demanding money. The victim gave the suspect the loss and the suspect fled. Detectives are investigating.

Sunday, July 14 At 12 p.m., officers responded to a residential burglary in the 7800 block of Brookmill Rd. The suspect(s) kicked open the rear door to the residence to gain entrance. The amount of loss was unknown at the time of the report.

At 4:30 p.m., a strong arm robbery occurred in the 7300 block of Florence Ave when the suspect approached the victim and forcibly removed the victim's cell phone from his hand. The suspect fled on foot. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: July 18, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 14