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July 13, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET and MARTHA A. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies searched Thursday night for a man who allegedly helped his partner rob a woman outside a Valencia bank, then disappeared on foot after abandoning his getaway car, a department spokesman said. Lancaster resident Mireyah Hernandez suffered minor injuries when she was pistol-whipped by a man who robbed her at gunpoint, authorities said.
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July 4, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Police were searching Tuesday for two men who approached two fast-food workers, sexually assaulted the female worker and forced her male companion to return to the restaurant to take its cash. The suspects used a light blue Chevrolet Caprice. Anyone with information are asked to contact investigators at (818) 548-3987.
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July 4, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Glendale police are searching for two men who approached two fast-food workers, sexually assaulting the female and forcing her male companion to return to the restaurant to hand over its cash. The incident occurred at 3:25 a.m. Monday as the pair stopped to change a tire. The man also was forced to remove money from an ATM. The assailants were described as Latinos, between 30 and 35 years old. One was 5 feet 3, 150 pounds, with brown hair.
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June 26, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A carjacking suspect led police on a chase that ended when the 22-year-old suspect crashed in Oxnard and was thrown from the vehicle's window, authorities said Monday. Newspaper deliveryman Robert Solway of Simi Valley was putting papers in a rack outside a Newbury Park restaurant about 5 a.m. Sunday when a man jumped into his silver Kia Sportage. Solway, 42, confronted the man but was shoved aside and his car was taken, Ventura County sheriff's deputies said.
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June 26, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
An Ontario man who was shot by police last week after a freeway chase and standoff that lasted 12 hours was charged Monday with two dozen counts ranging from attempted murder of police officers to illegal possession of an assault weapon. Santiago Gutierrez, 38, could face life in prison. He remains hospitalized in critical condition. Deputy Dist. Atty. Donald S. Jakubowski Monday asked for bail of more than $6 million in filing the charges in West Covina.
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June 26, 2001 | BETH SHUSTER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer faces extortion and robbery charges for allegedly plotting with five people to steal $1 million from a Lakewood real estate broker, authorities said Monday. Melvin Boyd, 37, was the only law enforcement officer involved in the alleged scheme, according to the Sheriff's Department, which investigated the case. The others, two women and three men, were detained, then released. No charges have been filed against them.
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June 9, 2001 | Times Staff Reports
Two suspects in the shooting death of a Gardena convenience store worker have been arrested after informants came forward, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives said Friday. Shon Sims, 20, turned himself in to police Thursday after learning there was a warrant out for his arrest. The Los Angeles resident was arrested on suspicion of murder in the April 29 shooting of Jarnail Singh at a convenience store, said Sheriff's Det. David Carver.
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May 24, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET and MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Separate police pursuits of two men believed to be responsible for up to 50 armed robberies ended Wednesday with one suspect being shot to death in a Van Nuys gun battle with officers and the arrest of the second after he caused a collision in Eagle Rock that killed a passing motorist, authorities said. William Tanielian, 34, was taken into custody about 11:30 a.m.
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May 18, 2001 | Times staff and wire reports
A store clerk fatally wounded a robbery suspect Thursday, authorities said. The unidentified gunman was hit after he shot at a clerk at the 9th Street Market about 11:45 p.m., said Pomona Police Sgt. Paul Capraro. The clerk was not hit. The suspect fled in a pickup, which he crashed on Buena Vista Avenue, Capraro said. The man was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 12:20 p.m.
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May 16, 2001 | Times staff and wire reports
Police are seeking the public's help in finding two armed men who have robbed 50 Southland fast-food restaurants since March 3, taking more than $40,000 in cash, authorities said. The men, dubbed "the fast-food junkie bandits" by police, have hit 30 restaurants in Los Angeles and at least 20 in Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Burbank, Monrovia, West Hollywood and Glendale, said Lt. Jim Grayson of the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division.
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