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Two men arrested in Torrance robbery-murder

March 27, 2012 | 12:04 pm

Two men were behind bars Tuesday for allegedly strangling another man during a weekend robbery in Torrance.

Joshua Alfano, 20, and Morgan Delange, 18, of Los Angeles allegedly robbed and strangled 67-year-old Norman Mangus in his home on Roslin Avenue, according to the Torrance Police Department. 

Police discovered Mangus' body Friday night when they responded to a call to check on him.

Alfano and Delange were arresed Monday morning, according to the department. Torrance Sgt. Steven Jenkinson said police believe one of the suspects knew the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Torrance Police Department at (310) 618-5570.


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Photo: Joshua Alfano, 20, left, and Morgan Delange, 18. Credit: Torrance Police Dept.


Officers arrived at the residence and located a male subject deceased at the location.  The investigation revealed the identity of the deceased male to be Norman Mangus, 67 years old, who resides in Torrance.  Torrance Police Department Detectives determined Mangus was the victim of foul play and are ruling his death as a homicide.  The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene for further investigation regarding the cause of death.


Detectives were able to quickly identify two persons of interest related to this crime.  After further investigation over the weekend, it was determined that Mangus was murdered by strangulation during the commission of a robbery.  The two male adult subjects of interest were taken into custody and charged with murder on Monday March 26, at approximately 10:30 a.m.  Arrested for murder was Joshua Alfano, 20 years and Morgan Delange, 18 years, both residents of the City of Los Angeles. 


Although the investigation is ongoing, it is not believed there are any other outstanding suspects related to this crime.            


This crime is being investigated under the command and direction of Acting Captain Stephen D’anjou of the Special Operations Bureau.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Torrance Police Department Detective Division at (310) 618-5570.