UPDATED: Rosemead residents threatened at gunpoint after interrupting home burglary


ROSEMEAD >> Two intruders pulled a gun on a woman and her adult son when they arrived home to interrupt a burglary in Rosemead Saturday afternoon, officials said.
The victims came home about 3:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of Walnut Grove Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Ernest Bille said.
“The residents stumbled upon a burglary at their residence,” Bille said.
One of the two intruders pointed a handgun at the two victims before both ran out of the home, the lieutenant said.
They were last seen fleeing the area in a brown Toyota van, possibly a Toyota Sienna, he said.
Deputies described both burglars as Latino men. One was in his mid-30s, with short, bushy hair, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, of medium build, wearing a black-and-white flannel shirt and dark pants. The second was in his mid-20s, also of medium build, with a black hooded sweat shirt pulled over his face and dark shorts.
It was not immediately clear whether the burglars managed to steal anything from the home.
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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Two gunmen rob Rosemead motel


ROSEMEAD >> Two men robbed a motel clerk and a patron at gunpoint Saturday morning in Rosemead, authorities said.
The robbery unfolded about 10:30 a.m. at the Royale Inn, 2618 San Gabriel Blvd., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Ernest Bille said.
Both men brandished handguns as they entered the lobby and demanded property from an employee, as well as a patron who happened to be inside as well, the lieutenant said.
They obtained a little more than $200 and a Samsung Galaxy smartphone from the victims, he said.
According to initial reports from the scene, both robbers were described as black men in their 20s. One stood about 6 feet tall and was of thin build, wearing a red hat. The second was about 5 feet 10 inches tall, heavyset and bald.
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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Man beaten, robbed in Whittier


WHITTIER >> Police are seeking four men who beat and robbed another man in Whittier earlier this week, officials said.
The victim was walking about 1 a.m. Wednesday along Painter Avenue and Mar Vista Street when a black Honda containing four men pulled up near him, Whittier police Sgt. Sam Reed said.
Four Latino men, all described as about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 140 bounds, with shaved heads, emerged from the car and confronted the victim, demanding his property.
The robbers then beat up the man before fleeing with his backpack, cell phone and wallet, Reed said.
The victim suffered no significant injuries, the sergeant said.
Anyone with information can reach Whittier police at 562-567-9200. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Teenage girl attacked, robbed at Pasadena park


PASADENA >> A man attacked a teenage girl and robbed her at knifepoint at Memorial Park in Pasadena late Wednesday, authorities said.
A 17-year-old Los Angeles girl was walking through the park, 85 E. Holly Street, about 6:05 p.m. when the robber grabbed her and pulled her into the men’s restroom, Pasadena police Lt. John Luna said.
“The suspect threatened the victim at knifepoint,” he said.
He obtained the young woman’s wallet, cash, gold chain and cell phone, the lieutenant said.
After obtaining the items, the robber punched the victim in the stomach and fled north through the park toward Walnut Street, he said.
Luna said the victim declined to be taken to a hospital.
The robber was described as a black man in his 20s, about 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, of thin build, wearing all dark-colored clothing.
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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Armed robbery reported in Monrovia


MONROVIA >> Police are seeking four men who robbed another man of his wallet and skateboard in Monrovia late Saturday, officials said.
The crime was reported about 10:50 p.m. at Colorado and Canyon boulevards, Monrovia police Lt. Patty Newton said.
Four suspects, described only as male, approached the man as he stood near his car, she said. One of them pulled a handgun and robbed him of his wallet.
The robbers also ransacked the victim’s car and stole a skateboard, the lieutenant said.
They were last seen fleeing the area on foot.
Anyone with information can reach Monrovia police at 626-256-8000. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Shot fired during West Covina robbery; 1 suspect in custody, 1 sought


WEST COVINA >> Police arrested a woman and sought a man after they shot at, but missed, a man during a robbery on a walking path in West Covina early Sunday, authorities said.
The crime took place just after 7:15 a.m. on a walkway behind the 1700 block of Glenridge Circle Drive, West Covina police Lt. Dennis Patton said.
A woman in her 20s and a man in his 40s approached the victim and demanded his belongings, the lieutenant said. The woman brandished a semi-automatic handgun.
At some point during the robbery, the woman fired a shot at the victim, but did not strike him, Patton said.
The victim, a man in his 20s, turned over his backpack to the robbers, who then ran northwest, toward Temple Avenue and Amar Road.
Police began searching the area and soon found a woman matching the description of the female robber, Patton said.
She was found to be in possession of a gun, as well as some of the victim’s property, he said.
Her male accomplice remained at large Sunday.
Police withheld the female suspect’s name as they continued searching for the second robber. She was booked on suspicion of robbery and attempted murder.
Anyone with information can reach West Covina police at 626-939-8500, or the department’s 24-hour voicemail tip line at 626-939-8668.

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3 women sought in Pasadena robbery, carjacking


PASADENA >> Three women robbed and carjacked another woman at knifepoint along a residential street in Pasadena Friday afternoon, police said.
The three robbers approached the victim, a Pasadena woman in her 30s, about 5:40 p.m. as she was getting out of her white, 2002 Toyota Avalon in the 400 block of North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
One of the women tried to grab the victim’s cell phone and wallet from her hand, but was unable to, and the two began to struggle over the items, Mercado said.
“While they were fighting, (another) suspect produced the knife and demanded the victim’s cell phone and wallet,” the lieutenant said. The frightened victim complied.
All three robbers then got into the victim’s car and drove off, he said.
The woman had purchased the car via a private sale three days prior and could not immediately provide police with its license plate number, Mercado said.
She suffered injuries including a bloodied lip and scrapes and bruising to her shoulder, but declined to be taken to a hospital, he added.
The woman who wielded the knife was described as Latina, in her late-teens or early-20s, heavyset, with red or burgundy hair, wearing black leggings and a black shirt.
Police described her two accomplices only as Latina women in their early-20s.
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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Elderly Rowland Heights couple bound in home-invasion robbery


ROWLAND HEIGHTS >> Three masked intruders tied up an elderly Rowland Heights couple and ransacked their home during a home-invasion robbery late Friday, authorities said.
The crime unfolded about 9 p.m. in the 1400 block of Annadel Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Bruce Yoell said.
A man was home alone when he heard a noise in front of his home and opened the door to see what it was, the sergeant said.
“He opened the door, there they are,” Yoell said. At least one of the masked robbers was armed with a handgun.
The robbers tied up the man and began ransacking the home, he said.
The victim’s wife arrived home in the midst of the home invasion, Yoell said. The robbers tied her up as well before fleeing the home.
Neither victim wished to be taken to a hospital, he added. Both were senior citizens.
It appeared the intruders were looking for money, officials said. It was not initially clear what, if anything, was taken in the crime.
A detailed suspect description was not available, Yoell said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s Walnut-Diamond Bar Station at 626-913-1715. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Have you seen these gunmen? 2 sought in San Dimas convenience store robbery

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SAN DIMAS >> Sheriff’s officials have released surveillance camera images of two gunmen who robbed a San Dimas 7-Eleven store last weekend.
The armed robbery took place shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday at the convenience store at Foothill Boulevard and San Dimas Canyon Road, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.
The two men pretended to be customers, browsing through products at the store, before both pulled handguns on the clerk, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Jorge Chavez. The robbers then emptied the cash register of money and fled with cash, as well as several miscellaneous items from the store. They were last seen heading east.
Officials described both robbers as Latino men in their late-20s.
One of the men was about 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180 pounds, of medium complexion, unshaven, with dark eyes. He wore a gray baseball cap with an 0319_NWS_SGT-L-ROBPHOTOS6American flag logo, glasses with white rims, a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.
The second robber was about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, of medium complexion, unshaven, with light-colored eyes. He had short, black hair, balding on top. He wore a dark brown zippered sweatshirt with a lighter color material inside the hood and possibly an “ECKO UNLTD” logo on the back. He also wore a black shirt with an unknown logo on the front, dark pants, and dark shoes accented with white.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s San Dimas Station at 909-450-2700. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
— Staff Writer Monica Rodriguez contributed to this report.

PHOTOS courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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Whittier robbery suspect arrested by SWAT team in Long Beach

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LONG BEACH >> A SWAT team early Thursday apprehended a man in Long Beach who’s been linked by DNA to a Whittier check cashing business robbery four months ago, authorities said.
Timothy Deaunti Jordan, 26, of Long Beach, who was already on parole for a previous robbery conviction, was jailed without a struggle when a SWAT team found him about 5:45 a.m. at a home in the 200 block of West Gardner Street in Long Beach, according to Whittier police officials and Los Angeles County booking records.
He’s accused of taking part in the early-morning, Nov. 16, burglary and armed robbery of a Whittier check cashing business in the 8800 block of Painter Avenue, Whittier police Officer John Scoggins said.
The window of the businesses was found smashed, but nothing was believed to have been stolen, Scoggins said.
0318_NWS_WDN-L-SWAT1Police took burglary report and left, and the owner, a woman, stayed at the business to clean up the mess, he said.
The burglars returned while the woman was at the business, armed with a handgun, Scoggins said. They forced the owner to open a safe at gunpoint and fled with a large, undisclosed amount of cash.
Investigators found blood believed to belong to one of the suspects at the crime scene and submitted it to the crime lab for analysis. The lab recently informed Whittier police that the DNA matched that of Jordan, who was already on parole for a robbery conviction.
Jordan was being held without bail pending a scheduled arraignment hearing Monday, officials said.
Police continued seek at least three additional suspects in November’s break-in and robbery, Scoggins said.
Anyone with information can reach Whittier police at 562-567-9200, or the department’s tip hotline at 562-567-9299.

PHOTOS courtesy of the Whittier Police Department

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