4 teens arrested in area heists

first_imgAbout five minutes later, a green Toyota pulled up to a Redondo Union High School student sitting at a bus bench at Pacific Coast Highway and Ruby Street. One male walked up to her, two stood next to the car and three more were inside, Redondo Beach police Sgt. Phil Keenan said. The robber snatched her purse from her lap and got back into the car, which fled south on Broadway. The student’s purse contained two cell telephones. A short time before the two robberies, a similar crime occurred at 114th Street and Inglewood Avenue in Hawthorne. Details were not available. The suspects arrested Thursday are juveniles and their names were not released. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The teens were taken into custody at 6 p.m. on Wayne Avenue near Del Amo Boulevard in Torrance shortly after allegedly committing robberies on Michelle Drive and Henrietta Avenue. Three of the crimes occurred Wednesday evening in Torrance, Redondo Beach and Hawthorne. Some of the victims were high school students. All of the crimes were similar and involved young males in a green Toyota sedan. On Wednesday, shortly after 5p.m., a West High School student reported that he was walking along Victor Street near Onyx Street in Torrance when two males got out of a car and approached him. They scared him into giving up his wallet and cell telephone, Torrance police officer Dave Crespin said. The robbers did not have a weapon, but used intimidation to commit the crime, police said. SOUTH BAY: All of the crimes involved young males in a green Toyota. By Larry Altman STAFF WRITER Four teenagers suspected in a string of recent strong-arm robberies across the South Bay were arrested Thursday evening by Torrance police. last_img