LBPD seeks public assistance in finding second suspect.
Beach police arrested a Long Beech teen and charged him with armed
robbery with a deadly weapon and assault after an incident at a long
vacant home in the North Park section of the city last week.
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March 1 at about 2:40 p.m., three men went to 66 E. Pine St., believing
they were going to look at a computer offered for sale, according to
the Long Beach Police Department. When two of the men entered the home
they were forced to the floor by two male subjects wearing masks, one
wielding a shotgun and the other armed with a revolver, and one man was
assaulted and robbed.
victim was beaten with the shotgun, sustaining non-life threatening
injuries requiring emergency medical treatment at South Nassau
[Communities] Hospital [in Oceanside],” Lt. Eric Cregeen, an LBPD
spokesman, said in a statement. “The assailants rifled through the
pockets of the victims and demanded cash. The victims were robbed of
money, jewelry and other items on their person.”
after this incident, police officers patrolling the area stopped Jordan
Ayala, 17, of Long Beach, at Riverside Boulevard and East Market
Street, where he was positively identified as an assailant, Cregeen
was charged with forcible robbery with a deadly weapon, robbery aided
by another, robbery causing physical injury, assault and criminal use of
He was arraigned in Long Beach City Court on March 2 and was held in lieu of $200,000 bail.
to LBPD Det. Lt. Stefan Chernaski, Long Beach detectives recovered a
shotgun and a revolver that may have been used in the robbery. Police
also determined that the home at 66 E. Pine has been vacant for some
investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call
the LBPD Tip line at 516-705-7370. All calls will remain anonymous.
behalf of the City Council, I would like to compliment Commissioner
[Michael] Tangney and the entire police force for the quick apprehension
of the alleged perpetrator of this criminal act,” Scott Mandel,
president of the Long Beach City Council, said in a statement. “The LBPD
has done, and continues to do, a tremendous job in reducing crime in
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