Long Beach Police Nab Two Burglary Suspects Hiding in Trash Can, Backyard

Long Beach Police officers caught two residential burglary suspects at two different locations in Long Beach when they responded to a break-in on the 5800 block of Lewis Avenue Friday, authorities said.

The first male suspect was found inside a trash can in a church parking lot near 70th Street and Orange Avenue. He was found in possession of stolen jewelry, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.

The second male suspect was located in the backyard of a home on the 6700 block of Lemon Avenue, she said.

Police responded to the burglary at 11:30AM and were able to locate the suspects by establishing a perimeter and using the assistance of a K-9 unit.

The investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Burglary Detail at (562) 570-7351.

Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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