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Culver City Police Blotter: Robbery While Talking on Cell Phone

A man reported having his property stolen in the middle of the day on Hannum Avenue after he was approached by a man displaying a firearm.

Here's a recap of crimes that occurred between Nov. 20 and Nov 26. as reported to the Culver City Police Department.

Commercial Burglary

On Nov. 20 at 11:20 a.m. officers responded to the 11800 block of Washington Blvd. regarding a burglary investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them he rented the storage unit back in May and left the unit locked and secured. When he arrived on Nov. 20 he discovered the padlock and latch had been broken. He then checked the interior and noticed his property missing.

Street Robbery

On Nov. 20 at 2:25 p.m. officers responded to the 6000 block of Hannum Ave. regarding a robbery investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them he was texting on his cell phone when he noticed the suspect walking toward him. He placed his cell phone in his pocket and the suspect confronted him and demanded his property. The suspect also displayed a firearm in his waistband. Fearing for his safety the victim let the suspect remove his property and the suspect then fled the location.

Car Burglary

On Nov. 23 at 8:30 a.m. a victim walked into the police department to report his company’s truck had been burglarized. The victim said he parked and locked his truck in the 3800 block of Globe Ave. on Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. and when he returned on Nov. 19 discovered his property missing.

Estes Robbery

On Nov. 24 at 12:25 p.m. officers responded to the 6200 block of Bristol Pkwy regarding a robbery investigation. The officers met with the reporting party who told them that the two suspects entered the location and began removing and concealing items and placing them into a bag. Suspect 1 then left the location without paying for the merchandise. Once outside an employee attempted to detain Suspect 1 and while doing so Suspect 2 struck the employee and both suspects fled the area. The suspects were described as 1 male, black 5’8, 160-180 lbs, in his 20’-30’s. Suspect 2 was described as female, black, in her 30’s.


On Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. a victim came to the police department to report her 2005 Chevrolet was vandalized. The victim said she had parked and locked her vehicle in the 4000 block of Van Buren Pl. on Nov. 25 at 1:15 p.m. When she returned at 1:55 p.m. she noticed her van had been vandalized.

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