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Hermosa Beach Police Department

Press Release

February 6, 2012 


Suspects:  Latoya Keys (29 yrs old) Inglewood, Ca.

                Brandy Valentine (25 yrs old) Los Angeles, Ca

                Gerard Clayton (29 yrs old) Los Angeles, Ca


Victims:     Multiple retail clothing stores and pharmacies.


Synopsis:   Suspects act together while entering multiple stores to steal cosmetics, clothing, and merchandise.


On 2-2-12, HBPD Detectives observed Suspects Keys, Valentine, and Clayton after they left a retail store in Manhattan Beach. The suspect's identity was discovered by the HBPD Detectives from a crime in Hermosa Beach on 1-31-12, approximately 2 days prior. The suspects entered a green Jaguar that was seen previously by witnesses.


The suspects were followed into Hermosa Beach and ultimately arrested; a search of their vehicle provided several thousand dollars worth of stolen merchandise. The crime partners had just stolen items from a local beachwear shop in Manhattan Beach. The store manager arrived to the arrest location and positively identified all three suspects. Detectives were able to return stolen merchandise to retails stores located in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Los Angeles.


Anyone with further information or that has been victimized by the suspects is urged to contact Detective Mick Gaglia (310)318-0348. 





Latoya Keys


Brandy Valentine




Gerard Clayton



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