On February 18, 2015, multiple felony charges were filed against two men from the Inland Empire for their involvement in multiple commercial robberies in the Cities of Long Beach, Carson, Gardena, and Glendora over the course of two-weeks.
On January 24, 2015, two suspects, one armed with a handgun, entered a local cell phone business in the 1400 block of West Willow Street and demanded money from the store employees before fleeing.
On January 24, 2015, an armed commercial robbery took place at a gas station in the 18000 block of South Avalon Boulevard in the City of Carson. The armed suspect demanded money from the clerk and fled the location.
On January 24, 2015, another armed commercial robbery took place at a liquor store in the 15000 block of Crenshaw Boulevard in the City of Gardena. Again, an armed suspect demanded money from the clerk and fled the location.
On January 27, 2015, two suspects entered a convenience store in the 1900 block of E. Wardlow Road in Long Beach. As one suspect acted as a lookout, the other armed suspect demanded money from the store employees and then fled the location.
On February 7, 2015, Long Beach Robbery Detectives learned that an attempted armed robbery occurred to a gas station in the 500 block of W. Route 66 in the City of Glendora. An armed suspect entered the business and demanded money from the clerk. An altercation took place and the suspect fled the location. Glendora police were flagged down, which resulted in a pursuit and the suspects colliding into a vacant residence before being taking into custody.
Fortunately, no employees were injured during any of the robberies.
Long Beach Robbery detectives continued their investigation, along with detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and the Glendora Police Department, and were able to connect both of the Glendora robbery suspects to the robberies in Long Beach, Carson and Gardena.
The suspect were identified as 21-year-old Michael Moore of Highland and 21-year-old Marcel Mann of Riverside.
On February 18, 2015, the case, which included the incidents from all four jurisdictions, was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Both Moore and Mann were charged with five counts of robbery with five gun enhancements. Both defendants are currently being held at the Los Angeles County Jail with Moore’s bail set at $280,000 and Mann’s bail at $230,000.
If anyone has additional information which could assist detectives in the investigation, they are encouraged to call Long Beach Police Robbery Detective Don Collier at (562) 570-7464. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org