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Duffel Bag Bandits Hit Phone Store Twice, Caught On Tape NR12543pv

November 27, 2012
Duffel Bag Bandits Hit Phone Store Twice, Caught On Tape NR12543pv

Los Angeles: Detectives have dubbed two men wearing masks and dark clothing the Duffel Bag Bandits after they hit the same Sprint Nextel Store in Panorama City two times since November 21, 2012, getting away with nearly $52000 worth of iPhones and tablets. “It’s clear this is an inside job,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Mission Detective Division. “The burglar wearing the khaki mask has the alarm code and the keys to the safe.” The duo hit first on November 21, breaking through the roof and shimming down a rope. This is the burglary depicted in the released video. Store management was able to account for the only two keys to the safe where high-end phones and tablets are stored. “We suspect that someone with prior access to the keys copied them in anticipation of committing this crime,” Lt. Vernon explained. “The suspects were familiar with the security systems too, which is also why they kept their faces covered.” Detectives believe it was the same burglars who struck the store a second time, early this morning, November 26, 2012. The burglars followed the same MO, breaking through the roof and filling a duffel bag with phones. However, this time, a security guard confronted the pair as they made their getaway. The two suspects escaped but they left behind the duffel bag full of phones and tablets. In the November 21st burglary, the burglars made off with 59 iPhones and 14 tablets. “This was a well-planned operation with inside information,” Lt. Vernon …

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Fahim Anwar Standup: Sobriety Checkpoint

August 19, 2012
Fahim Anwar Standup: Sobriety Checkpoint

bits i don’t really do anymore. filmed at the la jolla comedy store.

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Robbery Suspect Captured on Tape NR12334

July 17, 2012
Robbery Suspect Captured on Tape NR12334

LAPD Harbor Division Robbery Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect whose images were captured on surveillance video committing two robberies in the San Pedro area. On July 1, 2012, around 9:15 pm, a male Hispanic suspect entered a business located in the 300 block of Gaffey St and robbed the store employee, using a knife. The suspect took cash from the employee then fled the location on foot. On July 9, 2012, around 6:20 pm, the same suspect entered a business located in the 700 block of South Pacific Ave and robbed the store employee, using a knife. The suspect took cash and merchandise from the employee then fled the location. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, about 20 to 25-years-old, stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He was wearing white or silver rimmed sunglasses, a black t-shirt and black pants. Anyone with information on this crime or the suspect, is urged to call LAPD’s Harbor Area Robbery Detectives at 310-726-7757.During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (CRIMES on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

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Robbery Committed with Handgun and Facsimile Explosive Device NR12135kr

May 18, 2012
Robbery Committed with Handgun and Facsimile Explosive Device NR12135kr

Los Angeles: A suspect used a handgun and an object resembling an explosive device to hold up a wholesale store along a busy street in the western part of Los Angeles. On March 16, 2012, around 8:40 pm, a suspect walked into a warehouse store in the 10100 block of Venice Boulevard holding a handgun and what appeared to be an explosive device. The suspect used the weapons to intimidate two store employees, forcing one to open a safe. After retrieving an undisclosed amount of money the suspect ran from the store. During the investigation Detectives discovered the stores surveillance camera had captured the suspects’ image when he entered the store on March 12 and March 15, 2012. He is described as a 50-year to 60-year-old male Black, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, 180 to 200 pounds. Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify him. Anyone with information about this incident, or the suspect, is asked to contact Major Crimes Division, Criminal Conspiracy Section, Detective E. Sun at 213-486-7260.During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (CRIMES on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

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Mid-City Police Chase Ends at Loan Store

December 24, 2011

A brief police pursuit involving a stolen vehicle and burglary suspect ended Friday evening in front of a check cashing storefront in Mid-City. See the rest here: Mid-City Police Chase Ends at Loan Store

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Eater Tracking: After a series of setbacks, Piper…

December 2, 2011
Eater Tracking: After a series of setbacks, Piper…

After a series of setbacks, Piper Goldstein ‘s neighborhood food market, Atwater Village Farm , finally passed its health inspection on Monday and will open for business as of December 16 . To start, while soft open, the store will serve from 11AM to 8PM until December 23. Additional hours and dates to come, but an official launch is planned for early next year. [EaterWire] Go here to read the rest: Eater Tracking: After a series of setbacks, Piper…

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Tom’s Toys Is the Spot for Holiday Shopping

November 16, 2011

In an effort to support small businesses across the country, American Express is asking consumers to shop local this month in honor of Small Business Saturday  on Nov. 26. And just in time for the holiday season, buyers can find shelves full of trendy and unique toys, games and trinkets at  Tom’s Toys  in Beverly Hills, a popular destination for residents and visitors alike.  As an independently owned small business, the North Beverly Drive location boasts staff who “will guide you to find exactly what you need,” said Steve Meynig, the shop’s manager since it opened in the summer of 1998. “Our employees speak Spanish, Farsi and some French.”  With the store entering its 14th holiday season in Beverly Hills, Meynig said he expects to see some familiar faces.  “Certainly one advantage of being a local business is that we get a lot of repeat business,” he said. “People have grown up with the store and while they may have grown out of playing with toys, they will still come back or refer their friends to the store.”  Unlike Betty Crocker, there was actually a Tom. Tom Williams was the proprietor of the first Tom’s Toys located in San Luis Obispo. Ted Frankel purchased that shop from Williams in 1986 and went on to open stores in four other cities. Aside from the San Luis Obispo and Beverly Hills shops, there are Tom’s Toys in Montrose and Redlands that both opened in 1996, and also a store in Santa Maria, which opened in 2009.  Why have a location in Beverly Hills? Frankel grew up in Westwood and had a paper route through Beverly Hills as a kid. The landlord made a very attractive lease arrangement to encourage Frankel to open a shop here, Meynig said.  Tom’s Toys is an entertaining place for people of all ages. Families stroll down Beverly Drive, have dinner, stop at the store and have a good time. Fair warning to parents: come stocked with quarters. Once the mainstays of old-school stores, there’s a gum ball dispenser and a mini car ride machine.  On a recent Sunday morning, Mark and Kelly Shulman were at Tom’s Toys with their three children: Jack, 11, and Ryan, 8, who attend El Rodeo School, and preschooler Ava, who is almost 5. “I love the big Lego sets,” Ryan said while Eva pleaded to ride the quarter-powered mini car. Recently relocating to Beverly Hills from Beverlywood, the Shulmans like to support local businesses, adding that they can walk to Tom’s Toys from their home. Kelly Shulman, a former first-grade teacher, said she appreciates that the store stocks alternatives to electronic and plastic toys. If you worry about giving your little ones plastic products that could contain chemical phthalates, Tom’s Toys offers a variety of wood toys. For the eco-conscious buyer, the shop carries the “Green Toys” line, which is made from recycled plastic.  Trying to keep your purchase simple? Pick up a set of jacks. In a hurry to grab a gift for a birthday party? Store employees will wrap the item for free. And what does Meynig think about the efforts to recognize small businesses this month? “We honor American Express,” he said. “As a part of the Small Business Saturday campaign, we encourage people to make purchases with their card.” Tom’s Toys is located at 437 N. Beverly Drive. Store hours are Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 310-247-9822 for more information. Parking is available at the city lot at 345 N. Beverly Drive. Metered street parking is also available. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Excerpt from: Tom’s Toys Is the Spot for Holiday Shopping

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iSwoon for iPhone 4S, Thanks to Apple Store at 3rd Street Promenade

October 16, 2011
iSwoon for iPhone 4S, Thanks to Apple Store at 3rd Street Promenade

My one stop was at the Apple store located along Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. I’d read tweets claiming the store promised they had ordered ample supplies to last the entire day and that there were only 80 people in line. Only 80 people. I arrived at the store at 10:45am, my heart dropping when I noticed the line had vanished. “The line’s right over there,” said a helpful Apple employee, pointing me towards a feasible line of cattle hopeful consumers. more › Go here to see the original: iSwoon for iPhone 4S, Thanks to Apple Store at 3rd Street Promenade

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7-Eleven Robbery Suspect Captured on Video; Suspect Being Sought NR11411gb

September 10, 2011
7-Eleven Robbery Suspect Captured on Video; Suspect Being Sought NR11411gb

Los Angeles: LAPD West Los Angeles Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that will lead to the arrest of a suspect who robbed a convenience store in West Los Angeles area. On September 1, 2011, around 2:15 am, an African-American male entered the “7 Eleven” located in the 11650 block of Wilshire Boulevard. Once he is inside the store, he pointed a handgun at two customers standing to the rear of the store. The suspect ordered the customers to the ground. The suspect proceeded to point the handgun at an employee behind the counter and demanded money from a cash register. The suspect gave the employee a blue bag (possible pillowcase) to put the money in. Once the suspect’s demands were met, he ran from the store in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money in the blue bag. The “7 Eleven” was equipped with a CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) system that captured the robbery on video. The suspect is described as an African-American male that appeared to be 20-25 years of age. He stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, black gloves and black ski mask. The suspect is to be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS! Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call West Los Angeles Area Robbery Detectives at 310-444-1520. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247 …

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Robberies at Westside Stores and Markets Bobs Market

August 30, 2011
Robberies at Westside Stores and Markets Bobs Market

Robberies at Westside Stores and Markets Suspects Usually Wearing “Security” Shirts Seen on Surveillance Video Los Angeles: LAPD Pacific Area detectives are looking for at least three suspects who have recently robbed stores and markets located within close proximity to each other in the West Los Angeles area. Their trademark seems to be wearing black shirts with the word “security” written across the back. So far, detectives are aware of three robberies the suspects have committed. The first was last weekend on August 6 at about 8:20 pm at Bob’s Market, 1000 National Blvd. A surveillance video showed a suspect entering the store wearing a black ski mask and a black shirt with “security” written on the back in white letters. He was also wearing gloves and black pants and carrying a revolver handgun. While a cashier was helping another customer, he pointed his gun at the cashier, demanded money and then left the store, heading south on Hughes Avenue. A witness saw the suspect get into a parked car described as a black, four-door Honda driven by a second male suspect. The car was last seen heading south on Hughes Avenue. No description is available of the driver, but the first suspect is described as an 18- to 25-year-old Black male who stands about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 165 pounds. The second robbery occurred on August 9 at 8:50 pm at the Overland Liquor Store, 3585 Overland Ave., only a few miles from the site of the first robbery. This time, two …

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