A portion of Alondra Boulevard, between Bloomfield Avenue and Norwalk Boulevard, in the neighboring city of Norwalk was shut down for more than an hour last night to accomodate a burglary investigation.
Sheriff's deputies cordoned off the area from about 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and set up a command station behind the shopping complex next to . after receiving a report of attempted burglary.
"Some people apprehended a burglar for us," said Lt. Evans of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Norwalk Station, adding that the man had been tracked down by some residents in connection with a burglary attempt of a home nearby.
"Three citizens detained the [suspect], then the deputies got there and took him into custody," Evans added.
Though a sheriff's helicopter was momentarily seen circling overhead, it was just a precaution in case the suspect escaped the custody of the citizens, the lieutenant told Patch. numerous members of the sheriff's Norwalk, Cerritos, and La Mirada stations were also on the scene.
After being taken into custody, the suspect was taken to a hospital, according to the sheriff's department. Though the specifics of the suspect's injuries were not revealed, a sizable blood stain could be seen on his shirt. The man's name was not immediately released.