This week a robbery suspect was tracked down, a failed burglar tried to bust a car window, and a burglary suspect entered through a doggy door. Read on for more.
The following information was provided by the Monrovia Police Department.
During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 433 service events, resulting in 96 investigations.
Grand Theft Auto
On February 13 at 3:23 p.m., an employee from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington reported her vehicle stolen from the parking lot. She parked her vehicle in the lot near the front of the business at 7:00 a.m. When she returned to her vehicle at 3:00 p.m., she discovered it missing. The vehicle is a black, 1996 Honda Accord. The vehicle was entered into the Stolen Vehicle System and the investigation is continuing.
Attempted Vehicle Burglary
On February 13 at 6:23 p.m., an attempted vehicle burglary was reported at a condominium complex in the 700 block of South Myrtle. The victim parked her vehicle in the bottom level parking structure at approximately 5:00 p.m. She returned to her vehicle approximately one hour later and found that someone had attempted to smash the driver side window and had tried to pry open the passenger door. The attempt was unsuccessful and there was no loss from inside the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.
On February 14 at 10:54 p.m., police responded to a residential burglary in the 400 block of East Olive. The suspect entered through a doggy door. The circuit breakers on the home were turned off, the Internet cable was pulled apart, and the only loss was an alarm clock and a cell phone charger. Investigation continuing.
Detective Bureau Case Follow-up
Robbery Case Update - Third Suspect Arrested
On February 9 at 10:57 p.m., three male suspects robbed a male victim while he was walking in the area of Colorado and Violet. One of the suspects hit the victim in the face, possibly with a gun, and they took a small amount of cash he had on him and his cell phone. Officers arrived quickly and detained two of the suspects in the area of Violet and Linwood; they were arrested for robbery. The Foothill Air Support helicopter and Irwindale Police Department's canine unit assisted with a search for the third suspect, but he was not located.
Following up on leads, detectives served a search warrant on February 15 on two locations. The detectives were searching for the third suspect and a weapon used in the crime. Detectives searched both locations and the weapon was not located. The third suspect, however, was found at one of the locations and was arrested and taken into custody.