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Officers arrested two suspects in connection with recent commercial burglaries and robberies
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Correction 8/10/23 4:00 p.m.: The text in bold was added below. 

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with recent commercial burglaries and robberies.

During each of the burglary incidents, a suspect broke into the business through the front door and stole cash and/or electronic devices. Detectives immediately began investigating the series of burglaries, and through video surveillance footage, were able to identify the suspect responsible for the incidents.

During each of the robbery incidents, suspects entered the open business and took merchandise. When attempting to leave the businesses without paying for the merchandise, employees attempted to stop them. Each incident resulted in a struggle for the loss, with the suspects taking the merchandise without paying for it.

Detectives believe the suspect is responsible for incidents at the following locations:

  • Burglary – 2/3/2023 at approximately 6:08 a.m. - 2100 block of East 4th Street
  • Burglary – 2/3/2023 at approximately 6:30 a.m. - 2800 block of East Pacific Coast Highway
  • Burglary – 2/9/2023 at approximately 5:45 a.m. - 2200 block of Lakewood Boulevard (x2)
  • Burglary – 2/11/2023at approximately 3:20 a.m. - 5600 block of East Pacific Coast Highway
  • Burglary – 2/11/2023 at approximately 6:45 a.m. - 4700 block of East 7thStreet
  • Burglary – 5/24/2023 at approximately 12:41 a.m. -900 block of Pine Avenue
  • Burglary – 5/24/2023at approximately 5:00 a.m. - 700 block of Cherry Avenue
  • Robbery – 6/23/2023 at approximately 9:00 p.m. - 400 block of East Broadway
  • Robbery – 6/23/2023 at approximately 11:05 p.m. - 4400 block of Los Coyotes Diagonal

On Aug. 4, 2023, Special Investigation Division detectives located and arrested Christopher Hartgraves, a 22-year-old resident of Long Beach, who was charged with seven counts of burglary and two counts of robbery. Bail was set at $50,000.

On Aug. 8, 2023, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed seven counts of commercial burglary and two counts of robbery against Hartgraves and bail was set at $1,000,000.

On Aug. 9, 2023, LBPD North and East Division Directed Enforcement Team officers in collaboration with State Parole officers located and arrested Christopher Lang, a 35-year-old resident of Long Beach, who was booked for two counts of robbery and a parole violation. Bail was set at No Bail. Detectives will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration later this week.

Burglary detectives are actively pursuing all leads and investigating whether more incidents are possibly related. The Long Beach Police Department encourages anyone with additional information to contact the Burglary Detail at (562)570-7351. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.