Crime Report

Manhattan Beach

Car burglary

The front passenger window of a car was smashed and property was stolen in the 200 block of N. Sepulveda Blvd. between Nov. 2 and 3.

Two cars were burglarized using a hidden access key on Nov. 3. The first in Bruce's Beach Parking lot, a cell phone and a wallet containing credit/debit cards were stolen. A cell phone, wallet and car keys were stolen from a car at Manhattan Avenue and 30th Street.

Theft

Two bicycles that were locked with a bike lock to a pole were stolen in the 900 block of The Strand between Oct. 27 and 31.

Attempted residential burglary

Suspect(s) attempted to burglarize a home in the 900 block of 9th Street on Nov. 4. The suspect(s) opened the victim's garage, but nothing was stolen.

Redondo Beach

Armed robbery

A store was robbed in the 3700 block of Inglewood Ave. on Oct. 15. The suspect entered the business and requested scratcher lottery tickets. When the employee began to get the tickets, the suspect brandished a handgun. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and made off with approximately $120 in lottery tickets. The suspect fled on foot northbound. The employee then locked the store, called his boss and eventually called 911. Officers checked the area, but did not locate the suspect. The suspect and crime are similar to other robberies at the location in March and April of this year.

Death investigation

A man reportedly died from a drug overdose in the 2200 block of Mathews Ave. on October 18. Officers responded to the location to assist the Fire Department with a male victim found unresponsive due to a narcotics overdose (possible heroin/Fentanyl). When the officers arrived the Fire Department was performing life saving measures, but were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced dead at the location.

Statutory rape/blackmail

A 14-year-old female reportedly had non-consensual sex with an 18-year-old male two months ago in the 500 block of S. Gertruda Ave. Both are students at Redondo Union High School (incoming ninth grader and incoming 12th grader). According to police, suspect threatened to blackmail victim once she discovered he had a girlfriend.

Criminal threats

A man was arrested for criminal threats in the 100 block of S. Pacific Coast Highway on October 20. The suspect entered the location and got into an argument with the store owner. During the course of the argument, the suspect threatened to shoot the victim in the head. This caused the victim to call the police. The suspect left in a vehicle and is located a short distance away. A high risk stop was conducted and officers had to use force to overcome the suspect’s resistance and placed him under arrest for criminal threats, trespassing and possession of a switchblade knife.

Contact this reporter at mhixon@tbrnews.com or on Twitter @michaeljhixon.com.

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