Long Beach police arrest a couple following a check forgery attempt at a bank. Photo courtesy of a Long Beach Post reader.
A man and woman were arrested Monday morning after the woman attempted to pass a forged check at a Long Beach bank and a loaded firearm was discovered in the man’s vehicle, authorities said.
The man’s young children—an infant and toddler—were taken into protective custody.
Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the forgery attempt at the bank—located in a grocery store—at a shopping center in the 1800 block of Ximeno Avenue at 10:35AM on Monday, July 27.
According to investigators, the woman attempted to pass a forged check at the bank before fleeing.
Bank employees then called police and provided a description of the suspects after they left the bank.
Police located and detained the couple in the parking lot of the shopping center. Authorities also confiscated a loaded firearm from the man’s vehicle.
The woman was arrested for forgery and the man arrested for possession of a concealed weapon.
The young children were taken into protective custody by the Department of Children and Family Services.
The woman is believed to be the man’s girlfriend.
No additional information is available at this time. The Post will update this story as we learn more.
LBPD officers comfort two small children after their father and his girlfriend were arrested on a suspected forgery attempt at a bank. Photo courtesy of the LBPD.