Crime Report

Thursday, Jan. 16At 4:00 a.m., officers responding to an audible alarm at Chris' Burgers (9180 Telegraph) found that someone had forced open the front doors and stole an ATM machine from inside the business. Detectives are investigating.

At 4:30 p.m., an officer recovered a loaded handgun in a vehicle during a routine traffic stop at Lakewood/Stewart & Gray. The driver was booked for the possession of the loaded firearm.

At 4:30 p.m., an attempted robbery occurred at Lakewood/Priscilla. The suspect approached a man walking on Lakewood Boulevard and punched him in back of the head while demanding his money and cell phone. The victim was able to run away and the suspect fled without obtaining any of the victim's property. Detectives are investigating.

Friday, Jan. 17 At 3:50 a.m., officers responding to an audible alarm at Walgreens (7966 Florence) discovered someone had pried open the sliding glass entry doors and stole prescription drugs and the store safe. Forensics responded and conducted a forensics exam and detectives are reviewing surveillance video to identify the suspects.

Saturday, Jan. 18 At 5:30 a.m., officers responding to an audible alarm in the 8800 block of Imperial Highway and found that an unknown suspect(s) broke open the front door and attempted to steal an ATM machine from inside the business. The suspects were unsuccessful in their attempt and fled. Detectives are investigating.

Tuesday, Jan. 21 At 10:35 p.m., officers were driving in the area of Lakewood Blvd and Bellflower Blvd. The officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle when the vehicle suddenly pulled down a driveway and the driver of the car ran away. Officers located the suspect a short time later and it was discovered the car was a reported stolen vehicle. The suspect was arrested for Grand Theft Auto and the vehicle was returned to the registered owners. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: Jan. 30, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 42