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LBPD Find/Arrests, D.A. Charges This Long Beach Man In String of Armed Robberies Alleged At LB Businesses From NLB to Bixby Knolls To ELB To Central LB to Downtown...And Signal Hill PD And Las Vegas PD Indicate They Had Similar Robberies is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
(Dec. 18, 2018) -- Following-up on a story previously reported by, LBPD located and arrested, and the L.A. County District Attorney's office has filed felony charges, charging the man in the photo at right -- Darrell Tatum, 57, of Long Beach -- with six felony counts of robbery and six firearm enhancements alleged in connection with armed robberies at local businesses in and around Long Beach.

In a release today (Dec. 18), LBPD says that on Dec. 13, its detectives arrested Tatum and served a search warrant at his residence and collected a loaded firmarm and what they describe as "evidence related to the robberies."

And there's more. "While detectives continued investigating the robberies, they were informed by the Signal Hill Police Department and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) that they had similar robberies. The LVMPD had subsequently issued a no-bail arrest warrant for Tatum."

LBPD says the investigation remains ongoing and in its release urges "any commercial business employee(s) who believe they were a victim of Tatum's to call Robbery Detective Jacqueline Parkhill at 562-570-5535. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting"

On Dec. 11, released surveillance video (below) and sought the public's help in identifying him. At that time, LBPD said the six robberies he's alleged to have committed occurred between November 27, 2018, and December 7, 2018, at a variety of businesses, including a pet store, restaurants and a wireless store, [update] stretching from NLB to Bixby Knolls to ELB to Central LB to downtown LB:

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LBPD identified the dates and locations as:

Nov. 27: 2100 block South St.
Nov. 27: 4000 block Atlantic Ave.
Dec. 5: 3300 block E. Anaheim St.
Dec. 5: 1900 block Ximeno Ave.
Dec. 5: 2500 block Long Beach Blvd.
Dec. 7: 700 block Long Beach Blvd.

"In each of the incidents, the suspect armed with a handgun approaches the cashier attempting to purchase an item. Once the cashier opens the till the suspect then robs the cashier and flees the location."

Screen save from LBPD released video






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