Image via WikipediaBy Randy Economy
With Reports from
City News Service
July 23, 2010
6:08:40 PM PDT
CERRITOS - So, did you get stuck in the traffic nightmare on the 91 Freeway Friday afternoon.... from the 605 Freeway to the Norwalk Boulevard?
I was just getting back from my travels from the volatile ghettos of of Kingston, Jamaica, when my beloved hood here was in a virtual police lock down.
This is what I learned from the City News Service about today's "craziness" ... and that is putting it mildly.
Two people were arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and at least two others were being sought, prompting a search of a Cerritos neighborhood and the closure of a stretch of the Artesia (91) Freeway.
A jewelry store was robbed at Pioneer Boulevard and 187th Street in Artesia was robbed at gunpoint about 2:30 p.m., said Deputy Mark Pope of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.
After a brief pursuit, the suspects got out of their car and ran, and the pursuit led to a residential neighborhood in the 12000 block of Palm Street in Cerritos, where two suspects were arrested.
The eastbound 91 was closed between the Norwalk Boulevard exit and the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway as a result of the law enforcement activity.
As of 5:30 p.m., deputies continued to search for the remaining two or three suspects in the bushes along the eastbound side of the 91.
An air unit and search dogs were on the scene looking for the suspects, as well.
So, did you get stuck in the mess? Tell me what you saw and think?
BTW....It is GREAT to be back home. Looks like I arrived in the nick of time.....