ARTESIA’S LITTLE INDIA HIT WITH A RASH OF ROBBERIES DURING PAST MONTHBy Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Group
Stores in Little India have been hit with two burglaries and an armed robbery in the past month, but Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Graig Knapp told the Artesia City Council this week that he doubts the incidents signal the beginning of a crime wave.
Knapp detailed the crimes during a report at the Aug. 9 council meeting. On 3:14 a.m. July 28, burglars broke into Surati Farsaan Market at 3:14 a.m. on July 28 and made off with two flat screen televisions. On June 24 Ambala Cash and Carry was also burglarized sometime between 11 p.m. and 10 a.m., and more than $2,000 in cash was taken. In another incident, three armed men robbed Highglow Jewelers in the early afternoon on July 23, holding a female employee hostage during the robbery. They got away with more than 1 ½ kilos of gold jewelry valued approximately $35,000. The three fled in a car driven by a fourth suspect.