Detectives Investigation into Series of Commercial Robberies Leads to Arrest of 65-Year-Old Suspect

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On April 27, 2016, multiple felony charges were filed against a suspect for his involvement in numerous commercial robberies that occurred in West and East Patrol Divisions.

Between February 12, 2016, and April 23, 2016, a male suspect robbed multiple commercial businesses in the City of Long Beach. The suspect was armed with some type of sharp instrument, and would approach unsuspecting employees and demand money.

Robbery detectives were advised of a possible suspect by an alert patrol officer who recognized the suspect from an internal Crime Information Bulletin. The suspect has been identified as Timothy Clarke, a 65 year-old resident of Long Beach. Detectives subsequently compared video surveillance images from the businesses that were robbed and were able to associate Clarke to the multiple commercial robberies.

Detectives located and arrested the 65-year-old Long Beach resident on April 25, 2016, for his involvement in the robberies. They subsequently executed a search warrant in the 1300 block of Dawson Avenue that resulted in related evidence being recovered.

On April 27, 2016, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed 10 felony counts of robbery, three counts of attempted robbery, and one count of assault with a deadly weapon against Clarke. His bail was set $1,605,000 and he is currently being held at the Long Beach City Jail. His arraignment is scheduled for April 27, 2016, in Department J at the Long Beach Superior Courthouse.

Anyone who may have information related to these robberies is urged to contact the Robbery Detective Steenhausen at (562) 570-7465. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit

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