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Blotter: Carjacking on Artesia Boulevard

The following information was supplied by the Redondo Beach and Torrance police departments. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The Redondo Beach Police Department investigated multiple burglaries this past week, according to the department's Part I crime recap covering reports received Oct. 18 through Wednesday.

In addition, the Torrance Police Department investigated two residential burglaries in the Hollywood Riviera—the area of Torrance where many residences and businesses have a Redondo Beach address—over the past two weeks.

Carjacking in North Redondo Beach

Police are searching for two men who carjacked a vehicle in the 2700 block of Artesia Boulevard at 1 a.m. on Saturday. According to police, the carjackers pulled the victim out of the driver's seat, punched him and fled in his car.

Police described the first carjacker as a 6-foot-6-inch, 200-pound white man with blond hair and the second as a 5-foot-6-inch Hispanic man with black hair.

The car was a white 2009 Toyota Camry, license plate No. 6KJM221.

Residential burglaries in Redondo Beach

A white Huffy women's beach cruiser and a baby seat were stolen from an unsecured garage in the 2700 block of Aviation Boulevard at some point between 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday. The burglar cut the lock from the bicycle to remove it from the garage.

Burglars entered an open garage in the 2500 block of Vanderbilt lane in the early evening of Oct. 18 and stole a Trek mountain bike, two Schwinn beach cruisers and a surfboard.

A DVD player, laptop and a jewelry box containing necklaces, earrings and rings were stolen from a home in the 700 block of Pacific Coast Highway at some point on Friday. The burglar entered the locked home through the front door.

Police arrested Fabian Davis on suspicion of attempted burglary. They believe he tried to open the front door of a residents in the 2700 block of Vanderbilt Lane on the evening of Oct. 17, then walked over to the sliding glass door. He was bending down near the doggie door when he was confronted, police said.

Residential burglaries in Hollywood Riviera

A burglar removed the screen and pried open a window of a home in the 200 block of Via Los Altos during the evening of Oct. 13 and ransacked the residence. A pillowcase, iPod Touch, iPad and jewelry were reported stolen.

A distraction burglary failed Oct. 15 in the 300 block of Paseo de Gracia in the Hollywood Riviera. The would-be burglar posed as a tree-trimmer and tried to distract the homeowner while his partners went inside to steal valuables. The plot was foiled when they woke up a family member who was sleeping inside. No loss was reported.

Vehicle burglaries in Redondo Beach

Someone smashed the rear driver's side window of a 2008 Range Rover parked in the 700 block of the Esplanade at some point between Sunday night and early Monday morning. No loss was reported.

Envelopes full of cash and a set of Dr. Marten watercolor paints were stolen from an unlocked 1999 Ford 250 between Oct. 18 and Friday. The burglar ransacked the car, which was parked in the 2300 block of Ripley Lane in North Redondo Beach.

Someone managed to open a 2009 Chevrolet 2500's locked tool compartment and stole a Milwaukee Sawzall, Milwaukee Cordless Drill, satellite radio, Milwaukee tool bag and a Milwaukee vacuum at some point between Oct. 17 and Friday morning. The vehicle was parked in the 200 block of Carnelian Street in South Redondo Beach.

Stolen vehicles in Redondo Beach

An orange and white 2007 Ford Truck, license No. AD27069, was stolen from the 2600 block of Robinson Street between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

A black 2012 Toyota 4Runner, license No. 6VWHY82, was stolen from the 600 block of North Lucia Avenue between the evening of Oct. 18 and Friday morning.

Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Carson Station recovered a white 1992 Saturn SL1 on Oct. 15 that was stolen from the intersection of Broadway and Garnet Street between Sept. 26 and 27.

Questions on this blotter should be addressed to editor Nicole Mooradian at nicole.mooradian@patch.com.

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Diane Naletich October 25, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Scary about the car jacking on Artesia Blvd.

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