GPD captures alleged serial robber

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Gardena police arrested a Los Angeles man suspected in a spree of robberies last week, across three cities including Gardena, authorities said.

Walter James Mack, 26, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Feb. 12 on suspicion of committing eight robberies, seven on Feb. 11 including five Subway shops in Gardena, Hawthorne, and Los Angeles. On that same day, he is suspected of robbing a Little Caesar’s restaurant in Gardena and a 7-Eleven in Hawthorne, GPD Lt. Steve Prendergast said.

The first robbery was a Subway shop in Hawthorne Feb. 7, Prendergast said.

Gardena police arrested a Los Angeles man suspected in a spree of robberies last week, across three cities including Gardena, authorities said.

Walter James Mack, 26, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Feb. 12 on suspicion of committing eight robberies, seven on Feb. 11 including five Subway shops in Gardena, Hawthorne, and Los Angeles. On that same day, he is suspected of robbing a Little Caesar’s restaurant in Gardena and a 7-Eleven in Hawthorne, GPD Lt. Steve Prendergast said.

The first robbery was a Subway shop in Hawthorne Feb. 7, Prendergast said.

GPD detectives, working with Hawthorne police and LAPD found Mack through his registered vehicle, a 2010 blue Chevy Malibu.

Witnesses and victims provided information that led to the suspect’s arrest.

Mack was held at the Gardena station jail on  $120,000 bail. He was to be arraigned Feb. 14 in Torrance Superior Court.

Police are asking the public for any information regarding the crimes. Call GPD Detective Mike Ross at 310-217-9635.

GPD captures alleged serial robber