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Redondo Beach Crime: Cat Burglar

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 recently dealt with a couple of assaults, a burglary and a domestic situation, according to the department's Recent Law Enforcement Events news release covering reports received Nov. 29 through Wednesday.

Commercial robbery

A boy was arrested on suspicion of robbery in the 200 block of the Village on Tuesday afternoon. Police believe the male juvenile, who was not otherwise identified, punched the victim and stole cash.

Commercial burglary

Peter Ubgiyobo and Agyeman Branche were arrested on suspicion of burglary. According to police, the pair used fraudulent debit cards to purchase items at Target in North Redondo Beach on Saturday night. No loss was reported as the items were recovered.

Police are searching for a man and a woman who walked into an open business in the 300 block of South Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday night and removed items without paying. The culprits were described as a brown-eyed, brown-haired black man in his 20s standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds and a brown-eyed, brown-haired black woman in her 20s standing 5 feet 6 inches tall. They left in a black 1990s Lincoln four-door with a rent in the right rear of the car.

Custidio Espinosa and Julie Bechtel were arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of burglary. Police said they entered Kohl's in the South Bay Galleria, stole items and fraudulently tried to return them. No loss was reported as the items were recovered.

A burglar entered a business in the 4000 block of Inglewood Avenue on Saturday afternoon and cut a cable lock securing two Hewlett-Packard laptops and stole them.

Ashlie Myers was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting on the evening of Nov. 29. Police believe she walked into an open business in the South Bay Galleria and took items without paying. No loss was reported as the items were recovered.

No loss was reported after a burglar entered a business in the 100 block of Torrance Boulevard at some point between Nov. 27-28.

A man and a woman walked into an open business in the South Bay Galleria on Nov. 27 and stolen a Nikon and two Canon DSLR cameras, complete with lenses. The culprits were described as a 23-year-old, 5-foot-6-inch black man weighing about 140 pounds and an 18-year-old, 5-foot-5-inch black woman weighing about 110 pounds.

Residential burglaries

Someone stole packages from the mailroom of a secured building in the 400 block of South Catalina Avenue on Friday evening.

Police are searching for a Hispanic man in his 20s standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds, as well as a blond white woman in her 20s standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds, in connection with the theft of a green men's cruiser bicycle with a basket from an apartment parking structure in the 500 block of the Esplanade on Nov. 27.

An iMac was stolen by a cat burglar from the 700 block of the Esplanade early in the morning on Nov. 28. Police believe the front door was unlocked or the cat burglar picked the lock.

Vehicle burglaries

A burglar smashed the passenger-side window of a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser parked in the 2800 block of Artesia Boulevard on Friday and stole an iPad and a backpack.

Someone smashed the passenger-side window of a vehicle parked in an apartment complex lot on the 800 block of North Catalina Avenue and stole a tote bag with a laptop computer, a wallet, an iPhone charger and cash.

Stolen vehicles

A 1999 blue Ford Explorer, license plate No. 4GUB736, was stolen at some point between Monday night and Tuesday morning from the 1900 block of Mathews Avenue.

The Gardena Police Department on Tuesday recovered a 2004 maroon Buick Regal that had been stolen from the 2400 block of Grant Avenue between Nov. 26-27.

Redondo Beach police on Nov. 28 found a 2005 Toyota Camry that had been stolen near the intersection of Ruby Street and Broadway on Nov. 22.

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

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Wolfman December 06, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I had two thugs try to steal my bike on 190th St. but when I confronted them with my equalizer they took off.

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