“I’m a little stunned,” said Lisa Hartouni who was reunited with her dog nearly a month after he was taken.
Lisa Hartouni was inside her Cambodia Town home on Oct. 29 when her 6-year-old German shepherd, Jack, was stolen from her yard.
Long Beach resident Soviya Phuiwandee is accused of stealing more than a dozen point-of-sale terminals in Downtown Long Beach, which authorities say were then used to pull money out of the victim businesses’ accounts.
One suspect is believed to be responsible for at least 10 break-ins dating back to Sept. 4. He’s targeted point-of-sale terminals that are then used to drain money from businesses’ accounts, police say.
Long Beach police responded to three burglary calls within a two-hour span on Friday night.
Beverly Hills police and an FBI tactical team were in Bixby Knolls early Wednesday morning making an arrest in connection with the crime, authorities said.
“They broke the patio sliding door and tried to open the register with a crowbar,” owner Steve Guillen said, estimating the damage at about $2,500.
“This is not about money; it has to do with safety,” said owner Peter Wolovich, who has grown frustrated over the number of incidents his business and employees have endured. “We’re just trying to provide something fun for the community.”
The burglar loaded a truck with tools from Leisure World’s maintenance yard before driving off, according to Seal Beach police.
The family-owned business has been over 20 years in the making, but after two incidents of vandalism and a burglary left them discouraged and in debt, they found strength in the community around them.