Manhattan Beach Crime: Leaf Blower Robbery

The Manhattan Beach Police Department supplied this information on recent crime in Manhattan Beach.

The Manhattan Beach Police Department reported the following crimes and arrests in Manhattan Beach for the period spanning October 5 through October 16.

This week's reports include an individual allegedly stealing a leaf blower at knife point and the alleged egging of a vehicle.


Oct. 10, 1:20 p.m., 600 block of 35th Street
An unknown person allegedly held a victim at knife point and stole a leaf blower and other equipment from the victim.


Oct. 15, 2:59 a.m., 1100 block of North Meadows Avenue
During a traffic stop, Manhattan Beach Police arrested the driver of the vehicle on suspicion of possession of counterfeit ten dollar bills.

Residential Burglary

Oct. 11, 2:00-6:00 p.m., 1100 block of Ninth Street
An unknown person or persons entered a residence through an open door and allegedly proceeded to ransack the bedroom and steal a laptop computer.


Oct. 11, 7:00-10:00 p.m., 1600 block of North Ocean Drive
Someone allegedly punctured the passenger side tire of a vehicle and also threw eggs at the vehicle.

Vehicle Burglary

Oct. 16-17, 200 block of North Highland Avenue
An unknown person allegedly smashed the window of a vehicle and stole a laptop computer from the back seat and computer case from the front seat. Police said a wallet was also taken from the glove compartment of the vehicle.

Mail Theft

Oct. 5-6, 4400 block of North Highland Avenue
Someone stole mail from a mailbox on Highland Avenue.

Gerry O'Connor October 23, 2012 at 05:44 PM
No one should condone robbery, let alone at knifepoint -- but this thief may have come upon the only remaining solution to the wholly unenforced MB ban on leaf blowers! What a classic example of "feel good" legislation ... that ultimately only serves to build disrespect for *all* legislation. Enforce it or repeal it! (I pick choice A.)


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