Federal prosecutors said 23-year-old Derrick Patterson would agree to meet his victims at their homes or in a hotel room under the guise that they’d be having sex.
Prosecutors said a cellphone dropped at the scene of the crime in Beverly Hills and one robber’s brag posts on Instagram helped them track down the suspects.
The robbery occurred about 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wells Fargo Bank at Gridley Road and South Street, a sheriff’s official said.
Richard Miller is a beloved figure in Long Beach’s aquatic community. Since the robbery, there’s been an outpouring of support from people who want to buy him a new watch.
The announcement comes after a business at 5011 E. 2nd Street was robbed on Saturday afternoon at around 4:56 p.m., Long Beach Police Department spokesman Brandon Fahey said in an email.
Police say a man used force to steal groceries from two women on campus, injuring them in the process.
Two of the suspects allegedly used hammers to smash display cases so they could steal phones and other electronics while shocked employees and customers stood by.
Long Beach police are investigating a pair of convenience store robberies, including one that could be connected to a string of other robberies in nearby cities.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, cash and jewelry were taken.
A group of people entered the store Friday, walked directly to the tool aisle and stole various sledgehammers, crowbars and hammers, authorities said.