Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested After Pursuit and Collison at LB State
On February 25, 2019, felony charges were filed against two suspects for their involvement in an armed commercial robbery in Long Beach.
On February 9, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to an armed robbery call at a business in the 1700 block of Palo Verde Avenue. While en route, patrol units were notified that a Long Beach State University (LBSU) Police officer was in a vehicle pursuit of the suspects. The suspect’s vehicle was later involved in a collision on campus. The suspects then fled the collision scene on foot. The reported loss was cash and no injuries were reported from the collision or the robbery.
Through their investigation, detectives learned that 21-year-old Adrian Martinez, a resident of Compton, was trying to report his vehicle stolen. It was later determined that this subject was involved in the robbery and subsequently arrested.
As detectives continued their investigation, they were able to identify two additional suspects involved with the armed robbery. On February 19, 2019, detectives arrested a 16-year-old juvenile in the 1100 block of North Oleander Avenue in the City of Compton.
On February 21, 2019, detectives arrested 19-year-old Alexander Gomez in the 7300 block of Emile Lane in the City of Downey.
Last week, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration. Yesterday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of robbery against Martinez and one count of robbery with a gun enhancement against Gomez. Martinez is being held at the Twin Towers Jail on $100,000 bail. Gomez is being held at the LASD Inmate Reception Center on $100,000 bail.
The District Attorney’s Office also filed a detained petition against the juvenile subject.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call LBPD Robbery Detectives Fermin Gonzalez or Brian Greene at (562) 570-7464. 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.