Investigation Into Robbery of 5-Year-Old Girl Leads to Arrest Of Three

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Daniel Bard

On December 27, 2010, a strong-armed robbery occurred in the 1100 block of East 10th Street. The victim, a 5-year-old girl, was walking with her mother when the suspect snatched a gold chain from her neck. The victim’s uncle, who witnessed the crime, chased the suspect on foot and was able to recover the chain but was then confronted by the second suspect. Both suspects fled in a black, 2001, 4-door, Chevy Monte Carlo.

Four days later, the suspect’s vehicle was located and impounded. Following a lengthy investigation, detectives arrested two male adults and one female juvenile in connection with this crime. On February 16, 2011, Long Beach Police detectives arrested Daniel Bard, a 19-year-old resident of Long Beach. The following day, detectives arrested Kirk Lewis, also a 19-year-old resident of Long Beach. The third suspect, a 17-year-old female, was arrested on February 23, 2011. Her identity is being withheld due to her age.

Kirk Lewis

During the course of this investigation, detectives learned that these suspects were also involved in a similar style robbery that occurred in the area of PCH and Santa Fe Avenue on December 8, 2010.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed felony charges against the male adults for their involvement in both of these crimes. Charges are still pending against the female juvenile. Investigators believe these three suspects may have been involved in other similar style of “chain snatching” or other street robberies. If you believe you have been the victim of a similar crime, or have any information about the suspect or other possible victims, you are urged to contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Robbery Detail at (562) 570-7464.

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