On June 19th felony charges were filed against three suspects for their involvement in multiple street robberies in Long Beach.
On Monday, June 17th detectives arrested 20-year-old Dominick Smith of Palmdale for his involvement in the four street robberies. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, detectives additionally arrested 19-year-old Cordell Lathom of Long Beach for his involvement in the four robberies. Pursuant to these arrests, detectives served search warrants at the suspects’ respective residences and recovered evidence associated with the robberies.
On June 19, detectives presented their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Four felony counts of robbery, with all four counts carrying a gang enhancement and two counts carrying a firearm enhancement, and four counts of committing a felony while on bail were filed against both Dominick Smith and Cordell Lathom. Smith is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail and Lathom is being held at the North County Jail, each on $315,000 bail.
On June 25, 2019, detectives arrested the last suspect, 19-year-old Kahari Charles of Long Beach, for his involvement in the robbery that occurred on May 15, 2019. Pursuant of his arrest, an arrest warrant was issued on June 19, 2019, for one felony count of robbery with a gang enhancement. Charles is being held at the Long Beach City Jail on $90,000 bail.
Original News Release Published on 6/05/19:
The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects wanted for multiple street robberies.
The suspects are believed to have been involved in four incidents that occurred between May 14, 2019 and May 23, 2019, at various times between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. Incidents occurred on the following dates:
- May 14, 2019 – 4400 block of East PCH
- May 15, 2019 – 3200 block of East Anaheim (video shown above)
- May 17, 2019 – 400 block of Roswell Avenue
- May 23, 2019 – 2200 block of Lakewood Blvd.
Throughout their investigation, detectives uncovered similarities in the above robberies. In each of the incidents, the suspects forcibly took the unsuspecting victims’ property. None of the victims reported severe injuries as a result of the robberies.
Detectives are releasing video footage of the suspects from one of the incidents, hoping that someone will recognize them and come forward.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Robbery Detective Gonzalez at (562) 570-7068. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.