On October 30, 2014, multiple felony charges were filed against 36-year-old Long Beach resident Kendrick Chester for his involvement in an armed street robbery and criminal threats.
On October 21, 2014, Chester entered a business in the area of Pine Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway and threatened to harm the business owner. While threatening the business owner, the suspect simulated he had a firearm. The suspect later fled the business.
On October 24, 2014, while armed with a handgun, Chester approached a victim in the 2100 block of Pine Avenue and demanded property from the victim. In fear of his life, the victim gave the suspect his property. While fleeing the scene, West Division Patrol Officers located the suspect and arrested him. The victim’s loss and a loaded firearm were recovered.
While Robbery Detective Collier was assigned to investigate the robbery arrest, the suspect bailed out of jail.
On October 28, 2014, Patrol Officers were dispatched to a “shots call” in the 200 block of East Burnett. While investigating the call, officers located Chester and when they attempted to speak to him, he ran. Patrol Officers subsequently located and arrested Chester. During the course of their investigation, officers located a loaded firearm near the suspect. The investigation remains ongoing.
On October 30, 2014, Robbery Detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which charged one count of armed robbery and criminal threats against Chester. Kendrick D. Chester is currently being held in Los Angeles County Jail on $250,000 bail.
Anyone who may have been the victim of a robbery, or have information regarding these crimes is asked to contact Long Beach Robbery 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 visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org