A.V. man accused of robbing elderly

first_img The robber ransacked the home before fleeing with jewelry and a small amount of cash. Like the Aug. 6 robbery, the crime occurred in broad daylight – about 1 p.m., Irvine said. In the Aug. 6 robbery, a 78-year-old woman who had just returned from the grocery store was also followed inside her home. The woman was bound and jewelry was taken, but the difference this time was that she was not found until 17 hours later by a family member. In the Nov. 18 robbery, the woman screamed for help and a neighbor found her about 10 minutes after the robber left, police said. New Horizons has about 600 residences covering several acres. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TORRANCE – An Antelope Valley man has been charged with robbing elderly women at gunpoint and leaving them tied up in their apartments in two home-invasion robberies at a Torrance senior citizens complex, police said. Michael O’Neal, 41, was arrested Monday after undercover Torrance police officers followed him from his Antelope Valley home to Torrance and watched him drive around residential areas as if he were looking for someone to rob, police said. Police began watching O’Neal after getting a tip last week that he might be involved in the robberies, which took place Aug. 6 and Nov. 18. When police stopped him Monday in Torrance, they found in his vehicle a loaded gun and other items linking him to the robberies, authorities said. A search of his home later turned up other evidence, police said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Police would not disclose where he lived, other than in the Antelope Valley. They also would not disclose any specific link to the New Horizons senior citizens complex. “There is a connection,” said Torrance police Lt. Rod Irvine. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s Elder Abuse Unit filed charges of robbery, elder abuse, false imprisonment, burglary, theft and weapons charges Thursday morning, Irvine said. The investigation is continuing, police said. In the Nov. 18 robbery, a woman was returning to her home after checking the mail when a man followed her through a sliding glass door. He pulled out a handgun, asked her where her jewelry was, then bound her, Irvine said. last_img