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August 1, 2012
A 22-year-old man was injured Tuesday in one of two separate brazen robbery attempts in South Glendale, police said. The incidents appeared to be unrelated, and they remain under investigation, police said. Just after 1 a.m., the 22-year-old Glendale man was walking on San Fernando Road, near West Chevy Chase Drive, and looking at his iPhone, when he ignored shouts from another man about his phone. He was soon thrown to the ground and punched by two men, but he was able to hold onto his iPhone by shoving it in his pocket before the attack.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 20, 2013
A Moreno Valley man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly attacked a driver who was sitting in his car, placed him in a headlock and tried to rob him, police said. The driver parked his car just after 1 p.m. in the 500 block of North Brand Boulevard and remained seated inside, when he suddenly heard someone running up behind him, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. Seconds later, Robert Maalea, 38, reportedly placed the driver in a headlock, she added.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | June 21, 2011
A Glendale police narcotics detective shot a robbery suspect Tuesday afternoon in North Hollywood while on an unrelated undercover operation, officials said. The shooting occurred in the 6300 block of Colfax Avenue at about 4:15 p.m. after two Glendale police detectives witnessed an armed robbery while trailing a narcotics suspect, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The two detectives tried to intervene after witnessing the robbery from their undercover patrol car, but the two suspects tried to run down the officers with their car. After the suspects rammed into the driver's-side door of the police cruiser, the Glendale officer opened fire, wounding one of the suspects, Lorenz said.
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December 15, 2010
Police say they are continuing to investigate a robbery in which a knife-wielding man ordered a woman to stay in her bedroom as he ransacked her home and fled. The woman awoke about 10 a.m. Dec. 6 to the man entering the house through her bedroom window, according to Glendale Police Department reports. Police said the man likely cut the window screen and slid it open to enter her apartment in the 500 block of East Lomita Avenue. The man, who was armed with a four- to six-inch kitchen knife, reportedly turned to the woman and told her to "Stay there.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 15, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Three people suspected of robbing a Glendale jewelry store Monday afternoon were detained on Interstate 105 following a pursuit into South Los Angeles, officials said. A man and two women are being held by police following reports that they may have robbed Glendale's Jewelry Mart at 12:59 p.m. Monday, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. "The reason we were able to get on it so quickly was because we had so many people calling us," he said. Police did not immediately release the trio's identities.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 17, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects who robbed a downtown jewelry store in broad daylight Monday. Police have detained a man and two women in connection with the robbery, which occurred about 1 p.m. at Glendale's Jewelry Mart in the 200 block of North Brand Boulevard. Immediately after the robbery, the trio led police on a chase from Glendale to South Los Angeles, where they were eventually detained, police said. Surveillance video of the incident released by Glendale police on Tuesday showed at least six people using axes and hammers to bust jewelry cases open while others scooped merchandise into open bags.
THE818NOW
March 13, 2012
A Burbank woman suffered cuts to her hip and arm Monday night during a home invasion robbery in which at least $10,000-worth of jewelry was stolen, police said. The 29-year-old woman was home alone in the 1900 block of North Buena Vista Street when someone knocked on her apartment door at about 9:30 p.m., Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. When she answered, a man burst in a knife and warned her not to scream. The man cut the woman twice as she attempted to get away and call police, Ryburn said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 29, 2011
GLENDALE — For the second time in as many days, a man dodged police Wednesday as they responded to calls that he robbed a downtown bank. The only difference the second time was he made off with cash. The robbery occurred at the U.S. Bank in the 600 block of North Brand Boulevard about 2:15 p.m. when the man passed the teller a note that said “It’s a robbery” and fled through the back door with cash, officials said. No injuries were reported. An FBI spokeswoman described the suspect as a Filipino man in his late 40s, 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 5, with short black hair, a medium build and wearing a black T-shirt and sunglasses.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 6, 2014
Detectives are seeking information in connection with a robbery Tuesday near a Glendale motel, where a 26-year-old man was reportedly accosted by a machete-wielding man. The Glendale man had just wrapped up a visit with friends at about 4:45 p.m., and was standing in an alley near the parking lot of the Glen Capri Inn & Suites in the 6700 block of San Fernando Road when he noticed a man walking toward him, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee...
NEWS
August 10, 2012
A 27-year-old Glendale woman successfully fought off an attempted robbery at knifepoint to save her iPod, according to police. The woman wasn't hurt during the attempted robbery, which occurred Wednesday at about 11:08 p.m. in the 1200 block of Justin Avenue, according to Glendale police reports. She was walking on Justin when another woman threw her arm around her neck, police said. The attacker warned the woman that if she screamed, she would cut her with a 4- to 5-inch knife, police said.
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February 16, 2014
Greetings, 818 readers. Today is Sunday, Feb. 16. National Weather Service forecasters predict Glendale will have a high near 75  and low around 51 . Here are the top headlines in your region:  A 35-year-old Glendale woman was injured Thursday after a motorist passing alongside her tried to steal her purse and then dragged her beside his vehicle, police said.   AT&T has withdrawn a proposal to place a cell phone tower in La Crescenta  after several concerned residents complained that it would be an eyesore and reduce property values.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 15, 2014
A 35-year-old Glendale woman was injured Thursday after a motorist passing alongside her tried to steal her purse and then dragged her beside his vehicle, police said. The woman was taken to Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where she was treated for injuries to her face, hands and knees, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. She reportedly had just parked her car at 5:10 p.m. in the 400 block of Salem Street and began crossing the street, when she noticed another vehicle approaching her. The woman thought the driver wanted to talk to her, so she stopped and waited as he drove up to her, Lightfoot said.
NEWS
February 7, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Weather in the Glendale area is expected to hit a high of 62 degrees and a low of 49. We're rounding up the top headlines in the region: Late night talk show host Jay Leno filmed his final show in Burbank yesterday, wrapping up a 22-year career in hosting and marking the show's move to New York, where it will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Detectives are seeking information in connection with a robbery Tuesday near a Glendale motel, where a 26-year-old man was reportedly accosted by a machete-wielding man. A senior-facility operator wants a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to let it collect money from a future sale of Twelve Oaks Lodge - the surprise closure of which caused controversy late last year - according to court documents filed last Friday.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 6, 2014
Detectives are seeking information in connection with a robbery Tuesday near a Glendale motel, where a 26-year-old man was reportedly accosted by a machete-wielding man. The Glendale man had just wrapped up a visit with friends at about 4:45 p.m., and was standing in an alley near the parking lot of the Glen Capri Inn & Suites in the 6700 block of San Fernando Road when he noticed a man walking toward him, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee...
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January 15, 2014
Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Locals in the Glendale-area can expect to see a high of 84 and low of 49, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. We're rounding up the top news items in the region: Strong Santa Ana winds and low humidities are putting the Los Angeles mountains on high fire weather alert, according to the National Weather Service . The agency announced a red flag warning on Monday morning until at least 6 p.m. on Wednesday for the Los Angeles basin, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Western San Fernando Valley and Eastern Ventura County, the NWS reports.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 14, 2014
Glendale detectives are asking for the public's help with details about a robbery on Friday at a Subway restaurant, which was held up at gunpoint. Four employees were inside the restaurant at 4:09 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard, when the gunman suddenly appeared and was carrying a black bag, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. The man, whose face was covered, pointed a weapon at an 18-year-old employee, who was seated at a table in front of a computer.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 20, 2013
A Moreno Valley man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly attacked a driver who was sitting in his car, placed him in a headlock and tried to rob him, police said. The driver parked his car just after 1 p.m. in the 500 block of North Brand Boulevard and remained seated inside, when he suddenly heard someone running up behind him, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. Seconds later, Robert Maalea, 38, reportedly placed the driver in a headlock, she added.
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By Ari Bloomekatz and Jason Wells | November 14, 2013
The father of state Assemblyman Mike Gatto was discovered shot to death in his Silver Lake home Wednesday night, the victim of an apparent home invasion, police said. The body of Joseph Gatto, 78, was found at about 8:15 p.m., slumped over a desk in his home in the 2800 block of Bright Lane, Los Angeles police Lt. Richard Parks told the Los Angeles Times .  Firefighters and paramedics who responded to the scene determined that he had been shot in the abdomen by a small-caliber gun, Parks said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 14, 2013
Three men were sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading no contest to forcing their way into a Glendale home in January, beating one of the residents and robbing others at gunpoint, officials said. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Daryl Mavis immediately sentenced Sylas Joseph, 29, and Gino O'Neal, 25, to 20 years in prison on a home-invasion robbery charge, according to Shiara Dávila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. O'Neal and Joseph had previous convictions for first-degree burglary and attempted robbery, respectively.
NEWS
September 18, 2013
A thief got away with several hundreds of dollars Monday after robbing a cell phone store in downtown Glendale at gunpoint, police said. No one was hurt during the robbery, which occurred about 1:21 p.m. at Metro PCS in the 1100 block of East Broadway, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. A 20-year-old store employee called police during the robbery, and dispatchers could hear someone demanding money, he added. She was also able to activate the store's alam. The thief reportedly walked into the store, brandished a handgun and demanded cash.
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