A Long Beach man was charged with multiple felony robbery counts Wednesday after police linked him to multiple recent commercial robberies in the city, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed 10 felony counts of robbery, three counts of attempted robbery and one count of assault with deadly weapon against 65-year-old Timothy Clarke, according to an LBPD release.
Clarke was allegedly involved in numerous commercial robberies that took place in Long Beach between Feb. 12 and April 23 in the west and east patrol divisions. Authorities said a male suspect was armed with some type of sharp instrument and would approach unsuspecting employees and demand money.
“Robbery detectives were advised of a possible suspect by an alert patrol officer who recognized the suspect from an internal Crime Information Bulletin,” the release stated. “Detectives subsequently compared video surveillance images from the businesses that were robbed and were able to associate Clarke to the multiple commercial robberies.”
Clarke was arrested by detectives on Monday, April 25. A search warrant executed at the 1300 block of Dawson Avenue resulted in the recovery of related evidence, officials stated.
Clarke is being held at Long Beach City Jail. His bail was set at $1.605 million. His arraignment was scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 at the Long Beach Superior Courthouse.
Anyone who may have information related to these robberies is urged to contact the Robbery Detective Steenhausen at 562.570.7465. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1.800.222.TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit http://www.lacrimestoppers.org./