The Long Beach Police Department has arrested four suspects wanted in connection to a series of armed robberies that occurred in the Belmont Shore area during the month of March. The involvement of the victims, who provided valuable eyewitness information, and the hard work of the detectives with the Robbery Detail and the Career Criminal Apprehension Team, led to the suspects being arrested. Three of them are adults, and have been charged with multiple counts of robbery, while the fourth, a juvenile, was charged with one count of robbery.
The first crime occurred in March, when three suspects confronted two women who were walking in the 100 block of Nieto Avenue, and brandished a gun. One of the women was robbed of her purse before the suspect fled in a vehicle.
The second robbery occurred on March 27, 2012, at approximately 3:15 p.m. when a woman was walking in the 4100 block of Broadway, when a suspect with a gun robbed her of her purse before he fled on foot.
On March 28, 2012, at approximately 11:50 p.m., a third robbery occurred near the Belmont Pool at 4000 Olympic Plaza. Four adult male subjects were on the beach when they were confronted by four male suspects, including one armed with a gun. Three of the would-be victims fled, and the remaining victim was assaulted before the suspects robbed him of his phone and wallet before fleeing in a vehicle.
A partial license plate number that detectives acquired from a victim led detectives to San Pedro. The investigation included multiple search warrants served and resulted in the April 5 arrest of three suspects, who were charged on April 9, 2012, by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s. The arrest of the juvenile suspect was made on April 11, and he was charged with one count of robbery on Monday, April 16, 2012.
The suspects, all residents of San Pedro, have been identified as 19-year-old Anthony Bolden, 20-year-old Victory Miller, 19-year-old Danel Lamar. The identity of the fourth suspect is being withheld because he is 17 years old.
The Long Beach Police Department urges all residents to practice the following crime prevention tips to reduce the odds of becoming a robbery victim, and to minimize their losses if they are:
· Always be aware of your surroundings, including who is around you
· Only carry what you need in your purse or wallet-remove excess credit cards, and anything with your social security number on it if possible
· Make copies of the front and back of all cards and documents that you carry, should you need to cancel them in a hurry
· Try to use well-lighted and well-traveled walkways whenever possible
· Call 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number, (562) 435-6711 to report suspicious activity when you see it happening, such as suspicious people or vehicles
Anyone that may have further information regarding this series of crimes is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department’s Robbery Detail at (562) 570-7464. Anonymous tips can be submitted via text and web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.
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Randy Economy and Brian Hews are "two of the best" Investigative Reporters in all of Southern California. They are responsible for uncovering the biggest 'political pay to pay scandal' in the HISTORY of Los Angeles County government, deep inside the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office. Randy and Brian's work has been featured on Fox News, NBC LA, CBS/KCAL, KTLK-AM 1150, The Mark Isler Show, The David Cruz Show, Univision Radio Network, KTLA News, Los Angeles Times, LA Daily News, KFI Talk Radio, KABC Talk Radio, KABC Eyewitness News and dozens of other media outlets across America. He is the On-Line Editor for Hews Media Group who publishes Los Cerritos Community Newspaper and the La Mirada Lamplighter. If you are interested in interviewing Randy and Brian for your news program, radio talk show, etc., drop an email to Randy@CerritosNews.net, or call 562 407-3873 during regular business hours. Thanks for all of your AMAZING SUPPORT and INTEREST! America's community newspapers are the BACK bone of a FREE MEDIA. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper can be found at www.loscerritosnews.net. Investigative Reporting is becoming a "lost art" here in the United States. Randy Economy and Brian Hews are determined to "keep politicians" on their toes and accountable.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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LISTEN TO RANDY ECONOMY AND BRIAN HEWS ON KFI TALK RADIO
Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy were featured on KFI AM 640 on the Tim Conway Jr. Show on Thursday, October 17 to discuss the arrest of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Agent Ramin Salari and Assessor Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeil on dozens of felony charges. The segment was broadcast live to millions of listeners throughout the Western United States. LCCN will post additional interviews by Mr. Hews and Mr. Economy in the future.
WATCH: LCCN, Randy Economy featured on Fox News
Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic Los Cerritos Community Newspaper’s exclusive groundbreaking coverage into the corruption probe at the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office is now the focal point of a multi part series that began airing Wednesday night on Fox News 11 in Southern California. LCCN was the first media outlet to break the story about the massive criminal investigation that has now gripped the entire Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. “We thank Fox News for recognizing featuring Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in their coverage,” said Brian Hews, President and Publisher of Hews Media Group. “LCCN has been working with dozens of media outlets across the country on this massive scandal for the past eight months,” Hews said. Featured in this report is LCCN Investigative Reporter Randy Economy who tells about how the community newspaper was able to “piece the puzzle together” that has resulted in the arrest of one former property appraiser, and the recent departure of Assessor John Noguez on a “paid leave of absence.” Look for more segments on Fox News 11 during the next several days and weeks. Reporter Gina Silva is featured in this segment.
Randy Economy appears on NBC News Non Stop California with Colleen Williams
Randy Economy appears on California Non Stop with Colleen Williams from NBC News. Randy Economy appeared on NBC New's Non Stop California in June, 2012. This is what NBC said about Randy and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. "Los Cerritos Community Newspaper recently published hundreds of e-mails between Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez and several property tax agents. The emails were obtained by the newspaper through a series of public document requests. This is the second set of documents published by the community newspaper that has been at the forefront of reporting and exposing the alleged pay to play activities between tax agents and Noguez for the past two years. Reporter Randy Economy joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to discuss how their investigation began on June 25, 2012.”
Hear Randy Economy and Brian Hews on the David Cruz Show!
Hear Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy on The David Cruz Show during the week of June 25, 2012 on KTLK AM 1150 in Southern California. The segment begins at the 56:00 part in this clip and lasts for thirty minutes.
Brian Hews, Randy Economy on CBS 2 News KCAL 9 with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan
Los Cerritos Community Newspaper featured CBS News with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan CBS/KCAL Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan interviews Randy Economy and Brian Hews from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper the day more than 300 law enforcement officials raided 12 different locations in the political scandal that is consuming Los Angeles County. Thanks CBS News for acknowledging the hard work of LCCN!