The Long Beach Police Department has arrested four suspects wanted in connection to a series of armed robberies that occurred in the Belmont Shore area during the month of March. The involvement of the victims, who provided valuable eyewitness information, and the hard work of the detectives with the Robbery Detail and the Career Criminal Apprehension Team, led to the suspects being arrested. Three of them are adults, and have been charged with multiple counts of robbery, while the fourth, a juvenile, was charged with one count of robbery.
The first crime occurred in March, when three suspects confronted two women who were walking in the 100 block of Nieto Avenue, and brandished a gun. One of the women was robbed of her purse before the suspect fled in a vehicle.
The second robbery occurred on March 27, 2012, at approximately 3:15 p.m. when a woman was walking in the 4100 block of Broadway, when a suspect with a gun robbed her of her purse before he fled on foot.
On March 28, 2012, at approximately 11:50 p.m., a third robbery occurred near the Belmont Pool at 4000 Olympic Plaza. Four adult male subjects were on the beach when they were confronted by four male suspects, including one armed with a gun. Three of the would-be victims fled, and the remaining victim was assaulted before the suspects robbed him of his phone and wallet before fleeing in a vehicle.
A partial license plate number that detectives acquired from a victim led detectives to San Pedro. The investigation included multiple search warrants served and resulted in the April 5 arrest of three suspects, who were charged on April 9, 2012, by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s. The arrest of the juvenile suspect was made on April 11, and he was charged with one count of robbery on Monday, April 16, 2012.
The suspects, all residents of San Pedro, have been identified as 19-year-old Anthony Bolden, 20-year-old Victory Miller, 19-year-old Danel Lamar. The identity of the fourth suspect is being withheld because he is 17 years old.
The Long Beach Police Department urges all residents to practice the following crime prevention tips to reduce the odds of becoming a robbery victim, and to minimize their losses if they are:
· Always be aware of your surroundings, including who is around you
· Only carry what you need in your purse or wallet-remove excess credit cards, and anything with your social security number on it if possible
· Make copies of the front and back of all cards and documents that you carry, should you need to cancel them in a hurry
· Try to use well-lighted and well-traveled walkways whenever possible
· Call 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number, (562) 435-6711 to report suspicious activity when you see it happening, such as suspicious people or vehicles
Anyone that may have further information regarding this series of crimes is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department’s Robbery Detail at (562) 570-7464. Anonymous tips can be submitted via text and web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Anthony Bolden, Victory Miller, Danel Lamar arrest in Belmont Shore theft ring
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