On Monday, June 29, 2015, multiple felony charges were filed against a Long Beach resident for his involvement in two commercial robberies that occurred in the City of Long Beach.
On Monday, June 22, 2015, a male suspect armed with a handgun entered a restaurant in the 4300 block of East Anaheim Street and demanded money from the cashier. Two days later, on June 24, 2015, a male suspect armed with a handgun entered another restaurant located in the 600 block of Redondo Avenue, and demanded money from the cashier. The loss was cash in both instances and fortunately nobody was injured in either incident.
Robbery detectives recognized similarities in the two crimes and believed the same person was responsible for both incidents. Detectives immediately started working the cases and subsequently received an anonymous tip that the suspect lived at a residence in the 3300 block of Roxanne Avenue in Long Beach.
On June 25, 2015, detectives served a search warrant at the residence and arrested 21-year-old Randall Nick Young in connection to the robberies. During the course of the investigation, the suspect’s 48-year-old father, Martin Young, was also arrested for weapons and narcotic violations. Detectives recovered in excess of 50 firearms at the residence, in addition to evidence believed to be connected to the robberies.
Yesterday, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for review. Randall Young was charged with four counts of robbery. He is currently being held at Los Angeles County Jail on $100,000 bail.
Martin Young has since made bail and is expected to return to court on July 24, 2015. The District Attorney’s Office is still reviewing Martin Young’s case for filing.
If anyone has information regarding these crimes they are urged to contact the Long Beach Police Department Robbery Detail Senior Lead Detective Don Collier at (562) 570-5537. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or vist www.LACrimeStoppers.org