Felony charges were filed today, May 5, 2017, against a 24-year-old man in connection with a residential robbery involving two senior citizens.
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the 5500 block of Conant Street where a residential robbery just occurred. The preliminary investigation indicated that while the two female victims, between 65 and 90 years old, were home, they heard their dog barking and went to determine why the dog was barking. The victims found a male adult suspect, armed with a handgun, inside their home. The suspect demanded the keys to their vehicle, grabbed the keys, and fled in their 2003 Volkswagen. Fortunately, neither of the victims was injured during the incident.
Approximately four hours later, the suspect was involved in a traffic collision in the City of Westminster, southbound the 405 Freeway at the Bolsa Chica off-ramp. California Highway Patrol detained the driver, 24-year-old Ian Kilbourne Chambers, who matched the residential robbery suspect’s description, until Long Beach Police arrived and transported Chambers for booking.
Upon further investigation, detectives located evidence related to the residential robbery inside the stolen vehicle.
Suspect Ian Kilbourne Chambers of Long Beach was booked into the Long Beach City Jail and later transported to the Los Angeles County Jail where he remains in custody.
On May 5, 2017, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which filed two counts of robbery, one count of residential burglary, and one count of vehicle theft against Chambers. Bail has been set at $125,000. Chambers was scheduled for arraignment this afternoon.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call L.B.P.D. Robbery Detectives N. Mora or F. Gonzalez at (562) 570-7464. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org