LBPD Officers Arrest Robbery Suspect and Seize Two FirearmsRelease Date: 2022-05-23
On May 21, 2022, at approximately 4:44 p.m., officers responded to a business near the 3900 block of East Ocean Boulevard regarding a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers contacted a male adult victim who stated he was working as a cashier when a male adult suspect entered the business, removed multiple items of property, then exited the business. When the victim confronted the suspect outside of the business, the suspect brandished a firearm and fled the scene in a silver vehicle.
A short time later, officers located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in a parking lot near the 200 block of Orange Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, arrested the driver, and seized two firearms, drugs, and drug paraphernalia.
The driver was identified as Chad Blair Anderson, a 35-year-old resident of Long Beach, who was booked for two counts of being a a felon/addict in possession of a firearm, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, two counts of carrying a loaded handgun; not registered owner, one count of possessing a controlled substance, one count of simple possession of meth/ecstasy/ etc, one count of possession of unlawful paraphernalia, and one count of carrying a loaded firearm. Bail was set at $70,000.
Great work officers!
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