Crime Report

Thursday, April 21At about 2:30 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 9300 block of Fostoria St. Two suspects entered a home and were confronted by the resident. As the suspects fled from the home, they stole two stereo speakers. Saturday, April 23 At 2:15 a.m., a strong-arm robbery occurred at the CVS pharmacy at 7915 Florence Ave. The suspect stole a bottle of liquor by concealing it in his pants. When confronted by a security guard, the suspect pushed him to the ground and ran from the scene. At about 9:30 a.m., police arrested two male juveniles from Los Angeles for vandalizing school property. The two entered the Downey High campus and crashed a custodial cart into a pole. At 6:00 p.m., a male suspect put a watch on his wrist and walked out of the Stonewood JC Penney store without paying for it. A loss prevention officer contacted the suspect outside the store and the two of them engaged in a physical struggle.The suspect broke free and ran away with the stolen watch. Sunday, April 24 Just after 6:00 a.m., a suspicious car fire was discovered in the 9300 block of Elm Vista Dr. Firefighters extinguished the fire and officers impounded the vehicle for closer examination by arson investigators. At about 7:35 a.m., an armed robbery occurred at the Arco gas station in the 8000 block of Imperial Hwy. The suspect threatened the clerk with a handgun while demanding cash from the register. The suspect fled with the stolen money to a nearby car and fled the scene. Tuesday, April 26 A strong arm robbery occurred in the area of Brookshire and Borson approximately one week ago. The victim was walking south on Brookshire when she was approached from behind by the suspect. A struggle for her purse ensued and the victim lost consciousness. When she awoke, her purse was missing. She described the suspect as a male Hispanic in his 30's with a bald head. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: April 28, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 2