The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged a 20-year-old Long Beach man with residential robbery, residential burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon on Tuesday, in connection with two burglaries in Long Beach last month, according to a press release by the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
Authorities said Tajiye Muhommad was burglarizing a home on the 6600 block of Indiana Avenue the morning of June 17 when the resident came in and was startled by the presence of the suspect.
Muhommad allegedly immediately pointed a handgun at the victim who then fled without injury, believing he was going to be shot. Muhommad then left the home.
Long Beach police were dispatched to the burglary call around 10:00AM that day.
During the investigation, robbery detectives also learned the same suspect had allegedly committed a separate burglary on the 6600 block of Indiana Avenue earlier in the day, officials said.
Detectives were also able to identify Muhommad as the suspect and on Friday, July 3, they received an anonymous tip that Muhommad often frequents the area of Locust Avenue and 21st Street.
They subsequently arrested Muhommad without incident.
Further investigation also led detectives to a residence in the 1100 block of Centralia Road in Hawaiian Gardens that had evidence related to the robbery.
SWAT officers then executed a search warrant at the Hawaiian Gardens residence on Tuesday, July 7, and located three firearms.
Police subsequently presented the case to the district attorney’s office for review. They charged Muhommad that same day.
Muhommad remains in Los Angeles County Jail without bail.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Long Beach Police Department Robbery Detail at 562.570.7464. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1.800.22.TIPS (8477),or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.