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Monrovia Police: Gang Stabbing, Vehicle Burglary


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 6-9. - Brad Haugaard]

Gang-Related Stabbing
March 6 at 6:25 p.m., Monrovia Police Department received a call reporting a possible victim of a stabbing in the area of Magnolia and Montana. Officers were dispatched to the area to search for the victim. A 19-year-old, male Black victim was found in the 1300 block of South Magnolia with two, non-life-threatening, stab wounds to the chest. The victim told officers he had exited the bus at Magnolia and Huntington and started walking south on Magnolia on the west side of the street. The victim reported that he was approached by two male Hispanic suspects, approximately 19 years old. One of the suspects yelled out a gang slur and then stabbed the victim twice in the chest. The suspects then ran north on Magnolia towards Huntington. The victim flagged down pedestrians and told them he had been stabbed. Additional officers and Special Enforcement Team members searched the area for the suspects, but they were not located. The investigation is continuing. 

Vehicle Burglary
March 7 at 4:45 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of West Huntington regarding the report of a vehicle burglary. Unknown suspect(s) broke out the windows of two parked cars belonging to patrons of a hotel. The suspect(s) removed personal property from the vehicles. The investigation is continuing. 

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