Theft Leads to Robbery
Shortly before 5:00 PM, a male suspect was confronted for stealing merchandise from the Rite-Aid at Las Tunas Drive and El Monte Avenue. When the employee attempted to stop the suspect, the suspect threatened to shoot the employee and then fled in a vehicle. No weapon was seen.
Explosion Damages Vehicle at Mall
Officers responded to a report of an explosion early Sunday morning at the Westfield Shoppingtown, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue. Shortly before 1:00 AM, a security guard heard a loud explosion in a parking structure at the mall and notified APD. Officers arrived to find remnants of what possibly appeared to be a simulator hand grenade that had been tossed in the parking lot. A nearby vehicle sustained minor damage in the incident. No persons were in the area on arrival and there is no suspect information.
Residential Burglary - Hot Prowl
A home in the 1100 block of South Eighth Avenue was the scene of a burglary at about 4:15 PM on Monday. A resident was home at the time and confronted the lone suspect inside the location. The suspect fled with an amount of cash and other belongings. The suspect was described as a male, possibly Hispanic, 30-40 years, dark hair, missing two front teeth, and wearing dark clothing.
Armed Street Robbery
A group of teens were walking in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Campus Drive at about 6:40 PM Monday evening when they were confronted by a male demanding to use a cell phone. One of the teens pulled out a phone and the suspect grabbed it. The suspect then displayed a weapon tucked in his waistband and demanded cash. The victims ran off and APD was called. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic, 20 years, 5-07, medium build, mustache, wearing a dark hoodie.