On Sunday, Aug. 19, at approximately 5:17pm, Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officers were dispatched to the Long Beach Antique Mall, located in the 1800 block of Freeman Avenue, for a robbery in progress.
When officers arrived, an employee was detaining one of the suspects inside the store, and a second suspect was reported to be leaving the store on foot. The second suspect was immediately detained outside of the store by officers.
Employees reported that the suspects were seen inside the store near a jewelry display case stealing items from inside and removing price tags from the jewelry. When confronted by a store employee regarding their actions, both of the suspects separated and attempted to leave the store in different directions. A store employee stopped one of the suspects inside the store and held him there until officers arrived. The employee also recovered store merchandise, including antique jewelry, from inside the suspect’s pockets.
One of the suspects had multiple prior arrests for robbery and possession of drugs. Both of the suspects were arrested and housed at the Signal Hill Jail until their court appearance.