Editor's note: This article was originally published Nov. 23.
The Redondo Beach Police Department recently dealt with multiple burglaries and robberies, according to the department's Part I Crime Recap covering reports received Nov. 15 through Wednesday.
Commerical robberies in Redondo Beach
On Nov. 18, Aziz Zouhaidi was arrested on suspicion of taking merchandise without paying at Kohl's near the South Bay Galleria. Police believe Zouhaidi assaulted a loss prevention officer when he left the store. There was no loss, and the items were recovered.
The next day, on Nov. 19, Julian Monk, Nicholas Lowell and Jan Vansoest were arrested on suspicion of theft at Rite Aid on Aviation Boulevard. The crime report states all three suspects assaulted security guard when the suspects fled the scene in their 2003 Toyota Corolla. Items were later recovered.
Commercial burglaries in Redondo Beach
On Nov. 18 at Ralphs, a suspect identified as a black male went into an employee only area and stole wallets, credit cards, debit cards and cash.
On the same day, a breaking and entering occurred at Duplitech on Manhattan Beach Boulevard; the culprit smashed a front glass door and stole an HP printer. Police identified the suspect as a black male around 20 years old, 5-feet 9-inches tall and about 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Later that week, two shoplifting incidents occurred near the South Bay Galleria . On Nov. 14, Jose Zambrano was arrested on suspicion of taking merchandise without paying at Target. Two days later, on Nov. 16, two juveniles were arrested on suspicion of doing the same at Sprouts Farmer's Market.
Residential and vehicle burglaries in Redondo Beach
Police have not identified any suspects for the following crimes:
- The owner of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade on the 1500 block on Hawthorne Boulevard was relieved a briefcase, Dell laptop, iPad, Blackberry cellphone, USB charger, Bluetooth iPad keyboard, credit card, keys and paperwork. Culprit entered via unknown means.
- The owner of a 2011 Honda Pilot on the 1900 block on Manhattan Beach Boulevard was robbed a purse with its contents. The rear passenger side window was smashed open.
- Someone stole a cellphone and vehicle registration from a 2005 Ford Freestyle on the 900 block of Torrance Boulevard. Person broke into the car through the front passenger door via bodily force.
- A thief pried open the passenger window of a 2012 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck to steal an airbag and navigation unit. The truck was parked in the lot of the South Bay Galleria.
- At a home in the 1800 block of Morgan Lane, a burglar smashed a window to enter and steal jewelry and other items.
- A burglar smashed a sliding glass door, on the 2700 block of Alvord Lane and stole cash, gold, jewelry and other items.
- On the block of 2200 Vanderbilt Lane, burglar entered the residence's garage via unknown means, then removed Sirius satellite radio receiver, garage door remote, and Coach purse from unlocked vehicle.
- Someone pried open a rear sliding glass door and stole gold bars, gold coins, jewelry and an iTouch at a residence on the block of 2200 Gates Ave.
- The culprit who robbed a home near 2300 Ruhland Ave. smashed open the rear sliding glass door to steal two rubber dumbbells.
- A burglar stole numerous Dewalt tools from a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup parked in the 1900 block of South Prospect Avenue. The burglar entered through the truck bed cover lock.
- On the 200 block of Flagler Lane, a 1986 Mercedes 190E's front passenger window was smashed. The thief stole iTest device, purse and its contents, and a calculator.
- On the same block, the front passenger window of a VW Bug was broken into; the thief stole a purse and its contents.
- Someone broke into a 2012 Toyota Sienna parked in the 400 block of Anita Street through the rear window. Items lost were tools and wine.
- On the 200 block on North Harbor Drive, the owner of a 2011 Toyota Corolla was relieved of a purse, credit cards, checkbook, white gold wedding ring with diamonds and a David Yurman diamond watch. The burlgar broke the front driver's side window to enter the car.
- Miscellanous tools were stolen from a locked 2006 Cheverolet truck on the 500 block of North Pacific Coast Highway.
- On the 310 block of The Village, the owner of a 2004 Lexus ES-330 was robbed ID cards, Motorola cell phone and the car's manual.
- In the 2700 block of 190th Street, the rear driver's side window of a 2008 Honda CRV was smashed. The culprit stole IBM laptop and canvas bag.
- In the 700 block of Julia Street, a burglar smashed the rear window of a 1998 Saturn SL2 to steal a purse, day planner, cellphone plug and a car key.
Stolen vehicles in Redondo Beach
On Nov. 13, near Vista del Mar and Catalina Avenue, a 1997 Gold Jeep Cherokee was stolen. The Torrance Police Department later recovered the vehicle on Nov. 14.
Later that week on Nov. 19, a 1977 Ford F-150 light blue truck was stolen near 1800 Inglewood Ave. The liscense plate No. is 3G36792.
A stolen 1989 Toyota blue Camry, last seen on Nov. 15 in the 2100 block of Perkins Lane, was recovered on Nov. 19 by the Redondo Beach Police Department.
The Torrance Police Department also recoved a 2009 JMSTA black moped on Nov. 6. The moped was reported stolen back in August.
Contact the Redondo Police Department for any tips or information by calling 310-379-2477.
Questions on this blotter should be addressed to editor Nicole Mooradian at firstname.lastname@example.org.