Shortly before 7:00am on September 19, 2008, a suspect entered a home in the 200 block of east Laurel Avenue, stole a laptop computer, and fled on foot. A few minutes later the suspect entered a home in the 200 block of east Floral Avenue, pointed a handgun at the resident, and robbed her of the keys for her vehicle. The suspect left the area in the victim’s 2000 Ford Expedition. Both of these locations are near the intersection of Second Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
Approximately fifteen minutes later, in the south end of town, the suspect entered a home in the 600 block of Flamingo, pointed a handgun at the resident, and robbed him of cash and the keys for his vehicle. The suspect fled in the victim’s 2001 Toyota Sienna Van, leaving the stolen Ford Expedition behind.
During the area search for the suspect, an unoccupied Range Rover that had been taken in a carjacking in Azusa earlier this morning, was found in the 300 block of east Foothill Boulevard.
The suspect in these events is described as a male white or light skinned Hispanic in his twenties, 5’10” tall with a thin build and a shaved head. The suspect is heavily tattooed on his right forearm and he is armed with a silver handgun.
Anyone with information is asked to call APD Detectives at (626) 574-5160. The Crime Scene Blog has an entry and associated map detailing information on this crime spree as well.
Update to original post, 6:00 pm;
Additional reports on today's incidents can be found at both the KABC7 and KCAL9 websites.
UPDATE: IN CUSTODY!