Detectives from the Long Beach Police Department have arrested 28 individuals in connection with
numerous robberies that have occurred in the West Patrol Division.
The robberies, which occurred roughly between Hill Street and Anaheim Street and Long Beach
Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, took place from December of 2003 through April of
2004. Detectives investigating the robberies have arrested 28 suspects, 27 juvenile and one adult,
over the past five months that were involved in at least 12 robberies. Detectives have also served
three search warrants where evidence was found and the investigation is on going.
The suspects typically approached their victims, exchanged words with them, threatened them with a
handgun and took money, wallets and cell phones.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents may contact Detective Alex Saldana at (562) 570-1425.