LBPD investigate stabbing death on PCH and armed robbery on Long Beach Blvd

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crime-scene-tapeAn investigation is under way today following a stabbing death on Monday.

Long Beach Police were called to a store in the 700 block of East Pacific Coast Highway at 3:15 p.m. where officers discovered a man who they believe to be the owner dead inside the store.

The victim appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma to the body. According to an observer, the victim was stabbed in a dispute with a suspect who then fled.

Homicide detectives have been at the scene all night and are following up on all leads. It has not been confirmed if robbery was the motive and there is no suspect information at this time. The investigation continues. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch or Malcolm Evans at (562) 570-7244 immediately.

Police are also searching for three gunmen that robbed a grocery store on Sunday.

Just after 8 p.m, three men with guns entered a grocery store in 6700 block of Long Beach Boulevard and demanded money from the register and the customers inside. The gunmen fled the store on foot taking with them more than $1,000. The store manager pursued the robbers and exchanged gunfire.

Neither the store manager nor anyone else in the store was hurt. It is unknown if any of the robbers were hit by gunfire.

The robbers are still at large. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Department.

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