Long Beach police are looking for two suspects who allegedly struck and robbed a man selling elotes.
Police detained three underage teens at a separate location and were directed to a home on the same block of the initial incident where they believed the fourth suspect—a man armed with a handgun—had fled and barricaded himself.
The two victims were getting out of their car on Country Club Drive near Stewart Way around 11:40 p.m. when the gunman approached and took a wallet and a phone from them, police said.
“Due to the threat of death, he had no choice but to walk them into his home, which was occupied by his family, which also included children,” police wrote.
“During the altercation, the victim was able to disarm and detain the suspect until police arrived on scene,” police said.
Investigators are asking for help finding a man who pointed a gun at a liquor store clerk in Norwalk before taking off and robbing another liquor store in Bellflower, according to authorities.
Investigators believe the men are responsible for the armed robbery of a Bixby Knolls T-mobile store in August.
The masked robbers entered the store, took an undisclosed amount of merchandise and fled the scene, police said.
Just before 10:30 a.m., the two suspects went into the business at Fifth Street and Long Beach Boulevard and demanded cash from the register, police said.
Detectives are trying to determine if the suspect involved is the same suspect involved in prior incidents at the location a police spokeswoman said.