The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) arrested a man this week in connection to a series of burglaries along Bellflower Boulevard that occurred last year.

LBPD began searching for a Hispanic male driving an older model green Honda after two separate burglary incidents occurred along the 4300 and 4500 blocks of Bellflower Boulevard while the victims were in the home. Both victims offered descriptions of the suspect, eventually leading the LBPD to a previous case in October of 2013, where another burglary occurred on the 4600 block of Bellflower.

After identifying 53-year-old Epifanio Gonzalez of Long Beach as a possible suspect, LBPD detectives discovered through Gonzalez’s employer that their uniforms matched the victims’ descriptions of the suspect’s clothing. Gonzalez also drove a green Honda.

This past Tuesday, Gonzalez was arrested near Pacfic Coast Highway and Cherry Ave., and goods suspected to be stolen were removed from his car.

He now faces four counts of residential burglary, which carries enhancements due to the fact that the burglaries occurred while the victims were still home.

Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to contact Long Beach Police Burglary Detective Jennifer Valenzuela at 562-570-7351. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting

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