On Thursday, Nov. 30, felony charges were filed against a 23-year-old male and a 26-year-old male for their involvement in a robbery of a female motorist in Long Beach, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
On Oct. 1, at approximately 10pm, officers were dispatched to the 5200 block of East 2nd Street regarding a female screaming. The preliminary investigation found that a suspect, armed with a handgun, approached the victim and demanded her property. The suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and fled to an awaiting vehicle. The victim was not injured during the robbery.
Through their investigation, detectives learned that some of the loss was used at a convenience store in Los Angeles. After reviewing the video footage, LBPD detectives were able to identify the suspects.
On Nov. 28, detectives arrested 23-year-old Servando Hernandez in the 10000 block of San Anselmo in South Gate. Detectives also conducted a search warrant at the suspect’s residence and recovered evidence, including a loaded handgun.
On Nov. 29, detectives arrested 26-year-old Wuilver Yovani Flores in 7900 block of Morton Avenue in Los Angeles. Detectives also conducted a search warrant at the suspect’s residence, recovering evidence related to the robbery.
As of press time, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which filed one count of robbery against Hernandez and one count of robbery against Flores. Both suspects are being held at the Long Beach City Jail. Hernandez’s bail is $50,000 and Flores’s bail is $85,000. Flores also had $35,000 in outstanding arrest warrants for charges related to narcotics and traffic violations.
Those with information regarding the investigation are encouraged to call Robbery Detective JJ Johnson at (562) 570-5731. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA, plus the tip, to 274637 (CRIMES) or visit LACrimeStoppers.org.