Crime Spree!

A one-man crime wave threatened the lives of several San Gabriel Valley residents early Friday morning. Here’s the top of our updated story:

A string of violent crimes including one shooting, five carjackings and two home-invasion robberies reported early Thursday in the northeastern San Gabriel Valley may have been the work of the same criminal, authorities said.

Crimes were reported in Arcadia, Azusa, El Monte and Rosemead, police and sheriff’s officials said.

Similar suspect descriptions and a trail of abandoned stolen vehicles seemingly connect the crimes, though the cases all remain under investigation, authorities said.

Additionally Brian Day put together a Google map that details the suspected spree:


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Prostitutes in the SGV on the map

Reporter Jennifer McLain put together a comprehensive story about her two days taking part in a sting operation aimed at prostitutes using Internet services to advertise their services. In all the sting netted 37 arrests primarily in the West San Gabriel Valley. Jen’s got some great stories about the operation which she’s been sharing all day. Here’s a map of the locations that were raided this week:

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