Police surround North Long Beach Target, but burglars escape

SWAT officers were called to a burglary at a North Long Beach Target store overnight, but it turned out the suspects had fled before police arrived, according to authorities.

Police said an alarm company called them around 2:50 a.m. Monday to report three people were inside the store on Cherry Avenue, just north of the 91 Freeway.

Officers surrounded the store and called in help from SWAT, but, “It was later determined the suspects fled the scene on foot prior to officer arrival,” Long Beach police spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said.

The burglars took “an unknown amount of electronics,” police said.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.