Burglary suspect jailed after search near Whittier

WHITTIER — Deputies found and arrested a burglary suspect hiding in the laundry room of an apartment complex Friday in an unincorporated county area near Whittier, authorities said.
Robert ALexander, 19, of Los Angeles was jailed after a brief search and lockdown of a nearby elementary school, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joe Chavez said.
The incident began about 11:40 a.m. when a witness reported seeing the suspect enter a house in the 8300 block of Norwalk Boulevard, Chavez said.
Deputies surrounded the home and spotted the intruder climb out a rear window and flee into a nearby apartment complex at Norwalk Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, officials said.
They surrounded the apartment building, Chavez said, and locked down nearby Aeolian Elementary School as a precaution.
After about 15 minutes, deputies found the burglary suspect, “attempting to hide in the laundry room,” he said.

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