The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for multiple armed robberies.
The six incidents occurred between November 27, 2018, and December 7, 2018, at various times between 4:45 – 10:40 p.m. All incidents occurred to a variety of businesses, including a pet store, restaurants, and a wireless store. Incidents occurred on the following dates and locations:
November 27 – 2100 block South Street
November 27 – 4000 block of Atlantic Avenue
December 5 – 3300 block of East Anaheim Street
December 5 – 1900 block of Ximeno Avenue
December 5 – 2500 block of Long Beach Blvd.
December 7 – 700 block of Long Beach Blvd.
In each of the incidents, the suspect armed with a handgun approaches the cashier attempting to purchase an item. Once the cashier opens the till the suspect then robs the cashier and flees the location.
Detectives are releasing a photo and video footage of the suspect, hoping that someone will recognize him and come forward. The suspect is described as follows:
Race: African American
Age: 40 to 50 years
Physical Description: Medium build
Anyone who may have information regarding this case is encouraged to call Long Beach Police Department Robbery Detective Jacqueline Parkhill at (562) 570-7464 or email LBPDrobbery@longbeach.gov. 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.
Anyone who knows the immediate whereabouts of the suspect should call 9-1-1.