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Surveillance Video Shows Armed Robbers Assaulting Street Vendor in Long Beach

ByKelley Wheeler

Jul 1, 2020

Police were seeking the public’s help Tuesday to find two armed suspects who robbed and assaulted a street vendor in Long Beach.

The robbery occurred Monday about 4:20 p.m. in the 1400 block of Locust Avenue, near East 14th Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

The robbers punched and struck the street vendor with a firearm, police said. He suffered blunt force trauma to his upper torso and was treated at the scene.

Witnesses attempted to intervene, but one of the robbers brandished a firearm at them.

The robbers stole cash and a cellphone from the victim then fled in a tan Mercedes-Benz coupe, police said.

Both robbers were described as 20-to-25 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with medium builds, police reported.

One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants, and the other, who had a handgun with an extended magazine, was wearing a gray sweater and blue pants.

Anyone with information about the suspects was encouraged to contact Long Beach Police Department Robbery Detective Eric Hubbard at 562-570-7464.

Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.


Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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