December 24, 2012
An armed man robbed a Burbank gas station Sunday night, and Burbank police are looking for leads. Just after 10 p.m., a man entered A to Z Service Station on the 2000 block of North Glenoaks Boulevard, brandished a blue steel handgun and demanded cash from the clerk, according to Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. The man took an undetermined amount of cash and fled, according to police. The clerk was not injured. The suspect is described as an African-American, about 26 years old and roughly 200 pounds.
January 14, 2013
Police are investigating the theft of roughly $150 from Anahit Bakery in Burbank, officials said. On Friday night, an unknown number of suspects smashed the bakery's window, broke the register and fled with the cash. “It's not the first time,” bakery manager Simon Bagayan said Monday, adding that the shop has been burglarized three times since opening 20 years ago at 2300 West Victory Blvd. “It's not much; [thankfully] they didn't destroy anything else.” No suspects had been arrested as of Monday afternoon, according to Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz.
July 26, 2012
A woman made off with about $300 in cash from IKEA on Tuesday after grabbing it from an open register, police said. The woman, described as being between 40 and 50 years old, approached the cash register at about 8:20 p.m. in the downtown Burbank store to purchase a candle, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. “She gave the cashier the money, and when the cashier went to give her change, the woman fled with cash from the register after a struggle with the cashier,” Ryburn said. No injuries were reported as a result of the scuffle.
October 17, 2012
Ka-ching! That's become a familiar sound in the San Fernando Valley slugfest between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman. Together, the two Democrats have spent more than $9 million through Sept. 30, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Democrat Adam Schiff and Republican Jim Rogan set a record for a California House race by spending $11.5 million in their 2000 Glendale-area contest won by Schiff. Heading into the crucial final weeks before the Nov. 6 election, Sherman had more cash on hand than Berman -- $1.8 million to about $394,000, according to the reports.
September 11, 2013
Burbank police are investigating a home burglary in which two computers, jewelry and cash were stolen late Saturday night, police said. Thieves reportedly entered the Burbank home - located on the 1900 block of North Parish Place - through an unlocked window sometime after 6:45 p.m. Saturday, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The suspects also made off with a set of car keys, Ryburn added. The residents returned home at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and noticed their house had been ransacked.
December 26, 2012
“The Morini Strad,” the surprise hit playing at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, has generated enough revenue for the cash-strapped venue to produce the next play of its season, the thriller “I'll Be Back Before Midnight,” according to company officials. But the theater still needs to raise $500,000 to continue operations and have enough money for an endowment to sustain itself, they warned. “We've always just lived close to the edge,” said Barbara Beckley, the theater's artistic director.
September 27, 2012
An 18-year-old Arcadia man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly attempting to cash a stolen business check for $40,000, police said. The man, Philip Cooper, allegedly entered Money Mart on West Victory Boulevard just before 3 p.m. with the stolen check from Mills Property in Arcadia. “He was not an employee there,” said Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The clerk determined the check was stolen and called the police. Officers arrested Cooper as he left the store without the check or money.
May 13, 2011
A Burbank man pleaded not guilty this week to robbing a bank inside Pavilions Market last month. Jimmy Barbarino, 44, was arrested after getting in a traffic accident May 6 in Glendale, said Burbank Sgt. John Pfrommer. A warrant was out for Barbarino’s arrest after he was identified as a suspect in the May 2 bank robbery. He is being held in lieu of $90,000 and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing May 23 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Barbarino allegedly told the bank teller inside the grocery store at 1110 W. Alameda Ave. that he had a handgun inside his black backpack when he demanded the cash.
July 27, 2011
Police are searching for three armed men who after falsely identifying themselves as FBI agents, forced their way into a home and stole $20,000 in cash early Wednesday morning. At about midnight Wednesday, the men - who police said wore ski masks and dark clothing while armed with handguns - yelled, “FBI!” as they forced their way into the home on the 1000 block of Fairmount Road, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. The men pushed a man, his wife and their teenage son to the floor, yelling, “Give us the cash, give us the cash,” Quesada said.
May 3, 2011
Authorities continue to search for a man who robbed the Chase Bank at 100 N. First St. last week of $50,000 in cash. Around 5 p.m. on April 27, a Latino man handed a bank teller a note printed on the back of a transaction receipt asking for the cash, FBI spokeswoman Lourdes Arocho said. The teller handed over the cash and the man placed it into either a pouch or purse he was carrying before leaving the building, according to a Burbank police report. The man was between 40 and 50 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build and dark complexion.