Man shocked with stun gun, beaten during Rosemead robbery


ROSEMEAD >> Two attackers beat up a man and shocked him with a stun gun or Taser while robbing him of his cell phone Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The crime took place about 3:40 p.m. in the 7500 block of Garvey Avenue, near Prosect Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Ignacio Somoano said.
Two attackers approached the man in a parking lot and began beating him up, the lieutenant said. The assault included in a shock from a stun gun or Taser.
The robbers stole the man’s iPhone and ran away, he said. The victim declined to be taken to a hospital.
A detailed suspect description was not available.

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Gunman sought in Whittier storage business robbery

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WHITTIER >> Police released a surveillance camera image Wednesday of a gunman who robbed a Whittier business earlier this month in hopes of generating tips from the public.
The crime unfolded about 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 7 at a self storage facility in the 12300 block of Whittier Boulevard, just north of Washington Boulevard, Whittier police Officer John Scoggins said.
(The robber) inquired about a space before pointing a gun at the employee and committing a robbery at the location,” police said in a written statement. He fled with an unknown amount of cash.
Police described the gunman as a black man, about 130 pounds and 5 feet 5 inches tall. He wore a black jacket, a white hood, blue jeans and a dark-colored baseball cap during the heist.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Whittier police Detective Jose Bolanos at 562-567-9289. Tips may also be submitted to the Whittier Police Department’s tip line at 562-567-9299.

PHOTOS courtesy of the Whittier Police Department

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Man robbed at gunpoint at Hacienda Heights has station


HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> Deputies are seeking two men who robbed a gas station patron as he sat in his car late Saturday.
The crime took place about 10:50 p.m. at an ARCO station at Colima Road and Azusa Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Desiree Campuzano said.
A man in his 20s was sitting in his car when two robbers approached, she said. One of them was armed with a black, semi-automatic pistol.
The bandits demanded the victim’s property, fleeing with ah gold watch, a gold ring, a bracelet, two cell phones, a wallet and about $200 in cash, the sergeant said.
A detailed suspect description was not available Sunday as investigators continued pursuing leads in the case.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Industry Station at 626-330-3322. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Armed man robs 13-year-old boy of ‘hoverboard’ scooter in Pasadena


PASADENA >> A man threatened a 13-year-old boy with a handgun and robbed him of his “hoverboard” electric scooter at a Pasadena intersection Friday night, police said.
The crime took place about 8 p.m. as the young victim was standing at Washington Boulevard and Raymond Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
The robber approached the boy, lifted his sweatshirt to display a handgun tucked into his waistband and demanded the boy turn over his green, self-balancing, two-wheeled scooter, the lieutenant said. The frightened boy complied and ran home.
Police described the robber as a Latino man between 20 and 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, of medium build and medium complexion. He was clean-shaven and wore a black baseball cap, blue jeans and a sweatshirt.

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Man on bike sought in South Whittier liquor store robbery


SOUTH WHITTIER >> A gunman on a bicycle robbed a South Whittier liquor store Thursday night, authorities said.
The crime took place just before 8:50 p.m. at Jug Liquor, on Telegraph Road, just east of Colima Road in the unincorporated county area, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Shawn Kehoe said.
The robber brandished a handgun as he demanded cash, the lieutenant said. He fled with an unknown amount.
He robber was last seen riding his bicycle east on Telegraph Road, officials said. A detailed description was not available.

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Four suspects in Pico Rivera pharmacy robbery arrested after chase

PICO RIVERA >> Deputies arrested four suspect in an armed robbery at a Pico Rivera pharmacy following a pursuit and crash Wednesday, officials said.
Authorities firs received a silent alarm notification about 11:40 a.m. from a pharmacy in the 9200 block of Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva said. Robbers had held up the business at gunpoint, stealing painkillers such as codeine.
Deputies soon found the suspects’ getaway car heading south on the 605 Freeway, Villanueva said.
“Deputies tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued to drive away and a pursuit was initiated,” the lieutenant said.
Deputies chased the sedan as it exited the freeway and ultimately crashed in a utility pole at Telegraph Road and Rosemead Boulevard, he said.
Several suspects ran from the car, but all four were captured nearby, Villanueva said.
Deputies recovered two handguns and a backpack full of items, including drugs believed to have been stolen in the robbery, he said.
The suspects were described as three men and juvenile boy. Some were treated at a hospital for apparently minor injuries suffered in the crash before booking.
The names of the adult suspects were not available Wednesday.

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Man and woman injured in San Gabriel home invasion


SAN GABRIEL >> Police are seeking two men who attacked a man and woman during a home invasion in San Gabriel late Monday.
Police first received a 911 call about 9 p.m. from a man reporting he had been shot by intruders at his home in the 100 block of West Chestnut Avenue, San Gabriel Police officials said.
Officers arrived to find a 43-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman suffering from “serious head injuries,” Lt. Antonio Hernandez said in a written statement.
“Neither victim sustained life threatening injuries, nor do their injuries appear to be gunshot wounds,” Hernandez said. Both were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Investigators determined that two men had knocked at the front door, then forced their way in when the woman answered, “in an apparent home-invasion robbery,” the lieutenant said.
“While in the home, the suspects forced the female victim who opened the door to the floor at gun point and then struck her on the head with the gun,” he said.
The woman screamed, and the man confronted the intruders.
“A struggle ensued and during the struggle, the male victim heard what he believed to be three gunshots,” Hernandez said.
The two attackers fled from the home. It was not initially clear whether anything had been stolen.
Two additional roommates who were home during the home-invasion — A 36-year-old woman and a 31-year-old woman — were unhurt, Sgt. Rene Lopez said.
Exactly how the male victim was injured had not been determined early Tuesday, he added.
Police described the attackers as two Asian men, one heavy-set and the other of thin build. One of them was armed with a small-caliber handgun. It was unclear whether a getaway car was involved.
Anyone with information is asked to contact San Gabriel police at 626 308-2828. Tips may also be submitted anonymously via L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Covina gas station attendant stabbed during failed robbery


COVINA >> A man stabbed a gas station attendant in what police described as a robbery gone awry in Covina Monday afternoon.
The attack took place about 5 p.m. at a 76 gas station at Barranca Avenue and Rowland Street, Covina police Lt. Tim Doonan said.
The attendant was treated at hospital for his injuries and released later in the day, the lieutenant said.
Surveillance video footage obtained by CBS Los Angeles depicts the victim making change for a customer when the attacker approaches him from behind and begins stabbing him in the shoulder.
The injured clerk fought the assailant off and chased after him as he got into a small black SUV with no license plates on it and fled, empty-handed.
Police described the robber as a Latino man appearing to be over 50, short, with salt-and-pepper colored hair and a beard.
The video depicted him wearing a black, short sleeve shirt with red rings around the sleeves, blue pants, a black hat and black gloves.
Anyone with information can reach Covina police at 626-384-5595. Tips may also be submitted anonymously via L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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UPDATED: Suspect in videotaped Azusa robbery attempt arrested with public’s help


AZUSA >> Based on tips from the public, police Thursday arrested a man sought in connection with the attempted robbery of a woman inside an Azusa pharmacy last month, officials said.
The arrest came the same day that police publicly releasing surveillance camera images of the Dec. 26 crime at CVS Pharmacy, 367 N. Citrus Ave., in hopes of generating leads.
“Within hours, both subjects from the video had been identified and contacted,” according to Azusa police Office Mike Bires. Police ultimately arrested one of the men in connection with the alleged crime.
• VIDEO: Two men try to rob woman inside CVS pharmacy in Azusa
Arrested was Carlos Antonio Ramos, 31, of Azusa on suspicion of attempted robbery, according to Azusa police Officer Mike Bires. He initially gave a police a false name before his true name was confirmed through fingerprints.
He’s accused of approaching a woman from behind in an aisle of the pharmacy, grabbing her and placing an unknown sharp object against her body before a store employee scared him away, Bires said.
He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending his initial court appearance, officials said.

*Note – This story has been updated to reflect the true name of the suspect, who police say initially provided a false name.

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Suspect photos courtesy of the Azusa Police Department.

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VIDEO: Suspects sought in failed robbery at Azusa pharmacy


AZUSA >> Police are seeking the public’s help in finding two men who tried to rob a woman inside an Azusa pharmacy last month before an employee intervened in an incident captured on surveillance video, officials said.
The foiled robbery took place about 4:50 p.m. Dec. 26 at CVS Pharmacy, 367 N. Citrus Ave., at Alosta Avenue, Azusa police officials said in a written statement.
A woman was shopping inside the store when the two would-be robbers approached her in an aisle, police said.
“(One suspect) removed an object form his pants and concealed it as he approached the unsuspecting female from the rear,” Azusa police Officer Mike Bires said.
“(He) grabbed the female and placed the object he had been holding along her side,” Bires said. “The female began screaming and struggling, and as she did this, a store employee entered the aisle. The attackers were scared off by the employee and they quickly exited the front doors.”
Both suspects were described as Latino men between 20 and 25 years old.
One was about 5 feet 7 inches tall, of medium build, with dark hair, police said. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt with a “Nike” emblem on the front, blue jeans, a gray beanie and bright blue athletic shoes.
His accomplice stood about 5 feet 9 inches tall and was of husky build, with dark hair. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with a white shirt underneath, blue jeans and black-and-white athletic shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Azusa police Detective S. Chapman at 626-812-3200, or via email at schapman@ci.azusa.ca.us. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by clicking the “anonymous tip” link at the top of the Azusa Police Department’s web page, www.azusapd.org.

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PHOTOS/VIDEO courtesy of the Azusa Police Department.

 

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