By Mary O’KEEFE
A Los Angeles Police Dept. arrest led to a man suspected of two robberies in Montrose.
As reported in last week’s CVW, two elderly women were victims of daylight robberies. The first was on July 25 when a woman was approached outside her home in the 3600 block of Malafia Drive. She had just pulled into her driveway and exited her vehicle when the man came up behind her and grabbed her purse. The second incident was three days later. A woman had just parked her car in the parking lot in the 2400 block of Honolulu Avenue when a man came from behind, pushed her and took her purse. In both cases, the women’s stolen credit cards were used at locations in Tujunga and Los Angeles.
Then on Tuesday a similar incident occurred in the 8500 block of Day Street in Sunland. Los Angeles police officers responded to a call concerning the robbery of an elderly woman. When police checked the area, they discovered a man at a gas station on Foothill Boulevard in Sunland. He matched the description of the suspect in the recent robbery.
After an investigation, it was discovered the man, 26, was on active parole for robbery and had been released from jail since September 2013. He had three addresses including Tujunga, Sunland and Los Angeles.
Glendale police, working with LAPD, responded to the location. The suspect was arrested.
Witnesses were reportedly able to identify the man as the person who allegedly committed six robberies including the two in Montrose.