January 29, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Burbank police officers are searching for a masked gunman who they say is contributing to a series of robberies across the city. At least three of the robberies have been linked to the masked gunman, whom witnesses described as white, between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 and roughly 180 pounds, authorities said. While some of the affected businesses’ owners refused to provide their name for fear of retaliation, police said in each of the cases the man entered convenience and liquor stores wearing a ski mask, pointed his gun at the clerks and demanded cash.
January 26, 2010
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Burbank Police Department. AREA 1 800 block of North Valley Street Joseph Brancato, 69, was arrested at his home after allegedly punching his 63-year-old wife in the head. 200 block of West Spazier Avenue A 29-year-old Burbank woman was backing out of her driveway with three children on board when she heard the rear window crack and noticed a marble-sized hole in the window.
May 30, 2001
Jeff Tully Maybe it wasn't my time to die. That's what I kept telling myself moments after being confronted by a man whose handgun failed to fire as he attempted to shoot me. The May 21 incident didn't really change the way I look at life. Instead, it made me realize there are an awful lot of people who think this world would be a sadder place without me. It began at a supermarket in Hawthorne, not exactly one of the safest places in the Southland.
April 8, 2013
View Larger Map Two teens were robbed at gunpoint Saturday afternoon by a man wearing a turquoise ski mask, police said. The male and female pair, both 18, were sitting on a bench near the 2800 block of West Olive Avenue in Burbank just before 4 p.m. when a man brandishing a handgun approached and demanded their property, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. Fearing for their lives, the teens gave up cell phones, cash, a purse and miscellaneous items, Ruiz said. The suspect then ran off. He was described as white, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and roughly 150 pounds.
May 27, 2011
Burbank police continue to search for a man who stole $4,000 at gunpoint from El Torito after possibly entering through the roof. Around 2 a.m. May 21, the suspect entered the restaurant at 3113 W. Olive Ave. with a handgun around two hours after the bar had closed. The man, who was about 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing sunglasses and a black ski mask, threatened two managers who were still in the restaurant and ordered them to open the office that contained the safe, according to police.
December 15, 1999
Leslie Simmons MAGNOLIA PARK -- Police are looking for a masked gunman who stole more than $1,000 from a Rite Aid store after binding two of the store's employees with duct tape. The takeover robbery took place at 10:10 p.m. Sunday when a gunman wearing what appeared to be to be a ski mask entered an office at the Rite-Aid store at 1505 W. Olive Ave. and forced an employee to open the safe, said Burbank Police Lt. Larry Koch. There were two employees in the store at the time of the robbery.
May 4, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Burbank Police and the FBI are investigating a string of bank robberies that occurred within a week of each other. "This is very unusual that we had three bank robberies in Burbank in a week," Burbank Det. Ron Miller said, adding that the robberies are probably not related. Also unusual were the ages of the alleged robbers in at least one of the cases, police said. The incidents happened between April 22 and Monday at three different banks.