On April 21, 2016, multiple felony charges were filed against four 19-year-old suspects for their involvement in a street robbery.
On Monday, April 18, 2016, about 1:15 p.m., the victim was walking in the 100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway when four suspects approached by him. The four encircled the victim, demanded his property, took his necklace, and immediately fled. Fortunately, the victim was not injured during the robbery. Patrol officers and detectives were in the vicinity and arrested the four suspects. During the investigation, detectives recovered a necklace and handguns.
The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration. Each of the four was charged with robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and participating in a criminal street gang. Three remain in Long Beach City Jail as follows:
Joseph Erin Baldwin, 19, of Long Beach, bail set at $165,000
Corey Dayvon Leytham, 19, of Buena Park, bail set at $140,000
Alexander Ortiz Jr., 19, of Long Beach, bail set at $140,000
Casey Willard, 19, of Long Beach, posted bail and was released
Arraignment of the three defendants who remain in custody is scheduled at Long Beach Superior Court, Department 1, on April 22, 2016. Arraignment for Defendant Willard is scheduled at Long Beach Superior Court, Department 1, on May 11, 2016.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detective Gonzalez at (562) 570-7068. 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
The Robbery Detail would like to remind everyone to remain aware of your surroundings at all times and report suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1. For weekly crime prevention tips, follow @LBPDrobbery on Twitter.