L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Suspect is sought in Long Beach, Lakewood robberies

November 12, 2009 | 10:23 pm

Police are looking for a man suspected in seven armed robberies in the last three weeks in Long Beach and Lakewood.

Robbery Suspect In each of the robberies, the man entered the businesses armed with a shotgun and demanded money. He fled in a vehicle, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

All but one of the businesses were food establishments. The other was a bookstore.

The man is in his late teens or early 20s, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a thin build. He has blue eyes, blond hair and eyeglasses, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Fermin Gonzalez at (562) 570-7464.

—Robert J. Lopez

Photo: A video frame of the suspect.

Credit: Long Beach Police Department