Jul 28, 2014

Alert MBPD Officer Apprehends Robbery Suspects

In addition to an armed robbery in MB, four juveniles have been connected to incidents in other nearby areas, say police.

Alert MBPD Officer Apprehends Robbery Suspects

An alert Manhattan Beach patrol officer stopped a vehicle that matched one described in a crime broadcast from the Redondo Beach Police Department and subsequently four juveniles were booked on suspicion of robbery and other related charges, said MBPD Detective Sergeant Paul Ford Thursday.

RBPD's crime broadcast was made on Oct. 17 at 7:47 p.m. and described a white 4-door vehicle with four occupants, at least one of whom had brandished a firearm at a citizen. The MBPD officer conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle and its occupants at Manhattan Beach and Aviation boulevards, said Ford.

During the traffic stop, MBPD's dispatch received a call of an armed robbery of a pizza delivery person in the 1700 block of 1st Street with a suspect description matching the vehicle and four occupants.

Then, shortly after that, MBPD learned that the El Camino [College] Police Department had responded to an armed robbery with similar suspect and vehicle descriptions.

The Manhattan Beach investigation has connected these suspects with each of the reported crimes, said Ford.

After they were booked, the four juveniles were transported to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. 

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