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Blotter: Vehicle Burglaries in The Village

The following information was supplied by the Redondo Beach Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The Redondo Beach Police Department investigated a couple of robberies and multiple burglaries, among others, according to the department's Part I crime recap covering reports received Sept. 27 through last Wednesday.

Commercial robberies in Redondo Beach

Someone threatened a woman at knifepoint as she got out of her car in the parking lot of the South Bay Galleria in North Redondo Beach on Sunday afternoon. The culprit—described as a 6-foot-4-inch black man weighing about 250 pounds—demanded money. He fled with cash from her purse in a gray Nissan or Toyota pickup truck.

Police are searching for a man and a woman in connection with a robbery from a business in the 2300 block of Artesia Boulevard on Saturday afternoon. According to police reports, the woman—who witnesses described as a 5-foot-9-inch white woman with a slim build and tattoos—walked into the open business and hid clothes in her purse. When an employee confronted her, she pushed the employee. The woman and her companion—described only as a Hispanic man with a stocky build—fled in a black 1990s Ford Explorer.

Commercial burglary

A burglar crawled into a business in the 300 block of South Pacific Coast Highway between the afternoon of Sept. 25 and the morning of Sept. 26 through an open, unlocked window and stole cash and a Minolta camera from the register and kitchen shelf.

A person described as a 30-something, 5-foot-10-inch black man weighing about 170 pounds walked into an open business in the 1500 block of South Pacific Coast Highway and stole two bottles of liquor in the early afternoon of Sept. 25. He was wearing black pants, a blue dress shirt and dress shoes, and he had long braided hair.

Police arrested Richard M. Morvice on suspicion of burglary early Sunday afternoon. Morvice is accused of walking into a store in the 1700 block of Hawthorne Boulevard, using a knife to take an item out of its packaging and hiding the item in his pocket. No loss was reported; the items were recovered.

Police aren't sure how a burglar got into a victim's hotel room in the 2700 block of Artesia Boulevard at some point between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon. The burglar stole clothing and currency.

A burglar described as a 20-something, 5-foot-11-inch black man weighing about 160 pounds tried to break into a business in the 300 block of South Pacific Coast Highway on Saturday morning via the side door and a window. No loss was reported.

Latisha Lafonta Stevens was arrested on suspicion of burglary at the South Bay Galleria on Friday afternoon. Police believe she entered one of the businesses and used tools she brought to cut the antitheft sensors off merchandise. No loss was reported; the items were recovered.

Residential burglary

A burglar pried open the front door of a home in the 700 block of Meyer Lane at some point on Sept. 27 and stole jewelry.

Vehicle burglaries

A pair of sunglasses and multiple CDs were stolen  at some point between Monday night and Tuesday morning from a locked 2010 Toyota XD parked in the 100 block of The Village.

Someone pried open the driver's side window of a 2004 Nissan 350Z at some point early Tuesday morning and stole a laptop, an external hard drive, an iPhone 5 charger, iPhone 5 earbuds, a camera and camera case, a modem, sunglasses and a Garmin Navi. The car was parked in the 300 block of The Village.

A purse, wallet, makeup and a debit card were stolen from a locked 2006 Honda Accord parked in the 300 block of The Village at some point between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Police arrested Antonio Bell and Johnny Ward on suspicion of burglary in the parking lot of the South Bay Galleria on Monday afternoon. According to investigators, the pair punched out the driver's side door lock of a 2008 Cadillac Escalade, but when the alarm sounded, they fled. No loss was reported.

A laptop was stolen from a locked 2002 Toyota Tacoma parked in the 200 block of South Pacific Coast Highway at some point between Saturday afternoon and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Someone tampered with the driver's side door of a 2009 BMW 328i between Sunday night and Monday morning in the 1900 block of Rindge Lane. No loss was reported.

A burglar tried to punch out the driver's side door lock on 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe parked on the 300 block of Avenue E between the evening of Sept. 24 and the morning of Sept. 25. No loss was reported.

A GPS device, stereo faceplate and two pairs of glasses were stolen from a 1999 Honda CRV parked in the 900 block of Vincent Street at some point between the afternoon of Sept. 27 and Friday morning. The burglar got into the SUV by prying open the passenger side window and unlocking the door.

Stolen and recovered vehicles

A white 1992 Saturn SL1, license plate No. 3AYECD3, was stolen from the intersection of Broadway and Garnet Street at some point between the afternoon of Sept. 26 and the morning of Sept. 27.

Officers with the Long Beach Police Department recovered on Sept. 25 a silver 2012 Chevrolet Traverse that had been stolen Sept. 22 from the 400 block of South Broadway.

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

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