On July 7, 2015, felony charges were filed against a 20-year-old Long Beach man in connection with a residential robbery and burglary.
On June 17, 2015, around 10:00 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a burglary in the 6600 block of Indiana Avenue. Their preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had come home and was startled with the presence of a suspect. The suspect immediately pointed a handgun at the victim. Believing he was going to be shot, the victim fled. The suspect exited the residence. Fortunately, the victim was not injured.
During the investigation, Robbery detectives learned that the same suspect also committed a burglary in the 6600 block of Indiana Avenue earlier in the day.
While investigating the matter, detectives were able to identify 20-year-old Tajiye Muhommad. On Friday, July 3, 2015, detectives received an anonymous tip that the suspect frequents the area of Locust Avenue and 21 Street and subsequently arrested Tajiye Muhommad without incident.
As detectives continued investigating the matter, they learned that a residence in the 11000 block of Centralia Road in Hawaiian Gardens had evidence related to the robbery. On July 7, 2015, SWAT officers executed a search warrant in the City of Hawaiian Gardens and located three firearms.
The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for review and on July 7, 2015, Muhommad was charged with one count of residential robbery, one count of residential burglary, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Tajiye Muhommad remains in the Los Angeles County Jail without bail.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Long Beach Police Department Robbery Detail at (562) 570-7464. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-22-TIPS (8477),or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.