On Monday, December 17, 2018, felony charges were filed against 57-year-old Darrell Tatum, of Long Beach in connection with multiple armed robberies at local businesses in and around the City of Long Beach.
Tatum’s case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and six felony counts of robbery and six firearm enhancements were filed against him. Tatum is currently being held at the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.
On Thursday, December 13, 2018, detectives arrested Tatum. Pursuant to his arrest detectives served a search warrant at his residence and collected a loaded firearm and evidence related to the robberies.
While detectives continued investigating the robberies, they were informed by the Signal Hill Police Department and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) that they had similar robberies. The LVMPD had subsequently issued a no-bail arrest warrant for Tatum.
Although the investigation remains ongoing, detectives urge any commercial business employee(s) who believe they were a victim of Tatum’s to call Robbery Detective Jacqueline Parkhill at 562-570-5535. 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.
Original News Release 12/10/18:https://longbeachlocalnews.com/2018/12/11/long-beach-police-ask-public-to-help-identify-armed-robbery-suspect/