Men with baby in tow rob acquaintance at knifepoint in Diamond Bar


DIAMOND BAR >> Deputies are seeking two men who pulled a baby in a cart when they robbed an acquaintance at knifepoint in a Diamond Bar parking lot Sunday afternoon, officials said.
The crime was reported about 4:20 p.m. in a shared commercial parking lot at Diamond Bar Boulevard and Golden Springs Drive, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. David Buckner said.
Two robbers approached the victim, a 19-year-old man, and one of them brandished a knife as he demanded the victim’s money, Buckner said.
After obtaining the victim’s money, the robbers were last seen fleeing north on Torito Lane, the lieutenant said. They pulled a baby in a cart described as pink, with a blue handle.
Officials described the robbers as two Latino men in their 20s with shaved heads. Both stood about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighed 120 to 130 pounds, and wore shorts and T-shirts.
The suspects and victims were believed to be acquainted, though it was not immediately clear to what extent, Buckner said. Investigators continued working to identify the suspects Sunday evening.

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Pasadena teen beaten during robbery


PASADENA >> Police are seeking three men who beat and robbed a 17-year-old Pasadena boy of his necklace and iPhone in a residential neighborhood late Friday.
The teen was waiting for a ride about 7:25 p.m. in the 300 block of Adena Street when three men approached, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
“Without provocation, (one of the men) punched the victim in the face,” Goodman said. “He retaliated and fought back. (A second attacker) began to physically assault the victim as well.”
When the boy fell to the ground, the robbers grabbed a gold chain from his neck and snatched his black iPhone, the lieutenant said.
The boy was treated for injuries not believed to be serious, he said.
Police described the robbers as three men in their 20s. One was Latino, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, of thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The second robber was described as Latino, 5 feet 7 inches tall, heavyset, wearing a black T-shirt and gray jeans.
The third robber was described as “possible Armenian. He wore a black letterman-style jacket and was unshaven.
All three were last seen fleeing the area on foot.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Man carjacked in Pasadena


PASADENA >> A man attacked and carjacked a another man as he stood outside his sports car in Pasadena early Saturday, police said.
A 24-year-old Los Angeles man parked his Audi S3 just before 4 a.m. at Mountain Street and Summit Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
“The victim was standing outside his vehicle smoking a cigarette,” the lieutenant said. “The suspect approached him from behind and punched him in the face.”
The man fell to the ground, and the carjacker snatched his car keys from his hand before fleeing in the Audi, Goodman said. The victim declined medical treatment.
The stolen 2015 Audi S3 is black and has a California license plate of 7LUN554, Goodman said.
Police described the carjacker as a black man in his 30s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 175 pounds.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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UPDATED: Three jailed after CHP officer interrupts convenience store robbery in Monterey Park


MONTEREY PARK >> Officials arrested three suspects Friday after a California Highway Patrol officer happened by a Monterey Park convenience store in the middle of a robbery, police said.
The incident unfolded shortly before 7 p.m. at 7-Eleven, 1600 Monterey Pass Road, Monterey Park police Sgt. Paul Yniguez said.
A CHP officer stopped by the store to make a purchase when someone came out and told him the store was being robbed, the sergeant said.
At least three men had used a handgun to rob the clerk of money from the cash register, police said.
Moments later, suspects ran out of the store, Yniguez said. The CHP officer detained one of them.
At least two additional suspects got away from the store, Sgt. Bob Hung said.
Officers set up a search perimeter and quickly found a second suspect hiding in a yard in a nearby neighborhood, Hung said.
After more than an hour of continued searching, the third suspect was found and arrested sitting inside a parked car in a nearby motel parking lot, Hung said.
Detectives continued investigating the possibility of additional accomplices involved in the crime Saturday, he added.

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UPDATED: Man and wife beaten in Duarte home invasion; 3 suspects sought


DUARTE >> Three masked attackers beat a man and his wife during a home invasion at the northern edge of Duarte Friday, authorities said.
One of the attackers tried, but failed, to carjack a woman while fleeing from the scene of the 1 p.m. home-invasion on Spinks Canyon Road, at Rim Road, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Ismael Chavez said.
The husband and wife, both in their 50s, suffered injuries not believed to be major, including swelling, abrasions and bruising to their heads and faces, the lieutenant said.
The man was standing in front of the home when he was first confronted by one of the masked criminals and attacked, Chavez said. After being beaten up, the man managed to go to a neighbor’s house to seek help.
Meanwhile, the two additional robbers made their way to the home’s front door.
“They force their way in and start beating her up,” Chavez said. “She was able to flee to a neighbor’s house.”
It was unclear what, if anything, was stolen from the couple’s home as the investigation continued late Friday.
Three male suspects, all black wearing hooded sweat shirts, black masks and black gloves, carried out the crime, he said.
Two of the men fled the area in a silver Range Rover SUV, last seen driving south along Spinks Canyon Road, Chavez said.
The third suspect was left behind by his partners in crime, Chavez said. He tried to carjack a woman near the scene of the home-invasion, but the woman was able to drive away. The third suspect was last seen on foot.
Detectives had found no obvious reason late Friday why the robbers would target the couple, Chavez said.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Temple Station at 626-285-7171. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Woman raped, robbed at Valinda shopping center; suspect in custody


VALINDA >> A man raped and robbed a woman at knifepoint behind a Valinda shopping center Wednesday, authorities said.
Deputies apprehended a suspect several hours after the 6:45 p.m. attack at a small shopping center in the 1400 block of Valinda Avenue, just north of Maplegrove Street in the unincorporated county area of Valinda, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. David Cortinas said.
The suspect approached the woman and ordered her behind a building at knifepoint, the sergeant said. He sexually assaulted the woman and robbed her of her cell phone before fleeing.
The victim, a woman in her 20s, was taken to a hospital for treatment, Cortinas said. She suffered no life-threatening injuries.
Deputies searching the area and following up on leads found and arrested the suspect — a man in his mid-20s — without a struggle in the area shortly before midnight, Cortinas said.
His identity was not available pending the booking process.

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Gunman robs Pasadena 7-Eleven


PASADENA >> A masked gunman stole cash and cigarettes in a robbery at a Pasadena convenience store early Wednesday.
The heist was reported about 1:45 a.m. at 7-Eleven, 690 N. Lake Ave., at the corner of Lake Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
A Los Angeles man in his 50s was working at the store when the robber entered, brandishing a dark-colored, semi-automatic pistol, the lieutenant said.
“He immediately points the gun at the clerk and orders the clerk to give him money,” Mercado said.
The clerk backed away from the counter, and the robber walked around to the register and helped himself to an undetermined amount of cash, he said. The robber also grabbed packs of cigarettes from a rack behind the counter.
The robber was described as a black man, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, a black hat, tan cargo pants and a mask covering the lower portion of his face, Mercado said. He was last seen fleeing the store on foot.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Gunman robs Pasadena liquor store


PASADENA >> A man with a handgun held up the clerk at a Pasadena liquor store late Thursday, officials said.
The robber brandished a pistol when he walked into Sunshine Liquor, at Colorado Boulevard and Madre Street, about 8:20 p.m., Pasadena police Lt. John Luna said.
He confronted the clerk, a man in his late-50s, and demanded money from the cash register, Luna said. The clerk complied, and the gunman ran off.
A detailed suspect description was not available.

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Man sought in robbery, attempted robbery at El Monte markets


EL MONTE >> A knife-wielding man tried, but failed, to rob one El Monte market Thursday before successfully robbing a second store 10 minutes later, police said.
The first crime took place about 1:10 p.m. at Superior Grocers, 10683 Valley Blvd., El Monte police Lt. Ben Lowey said.
The robber brandished a knife as he tried to hold up the store but ultimately fled empty-handed, the lieutenant said.
About 10 minutes later, a second crime was reported about two miles away at a Circle K, 12004 Ramona Blvd., Lowry said. In that case, the robber obtained an unknown amount of cash.
In both incidents, the robber was described as a man wearing a black hat and a bandana covering his face, driving a gray minivan, Lowry said.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information can reach El Monte police at 626-580-2100. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Gunman steals work boots from Puente Hills Mall Sears

INDUSTRY >> A man pulled a gun on a security guard while stealing a pair of work boots from a store at the Puente Hills Mall in Industry Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
The incident unfolded about 1:30 p.m. when a female loss prevention officer noticed a man leaving a Sears store at the mall, 1600 S. Azusa Ave., with a pair of work boots he had not paid for, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Gina Eguia said.
The security guard confronted the thief, Eguia said. He pulled out a handgun, pointed at her, pulled back the hammer and ordered the woman to get away.
The robber, a man of about 40, fled the area in an older-model, black Nissan Maxima, Eguia said.

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