Monday, July 11, 2005

Islamic Robbery Suspect from L.A. Had Military Sites List

Once again, ripped from LGF:

Islamic Convert Had Military Sites List

When Los Angeles police searched the home of an arrested robbery suspect, they discovered an unsettling piece of evidence: Suspect Possessed a Military Sites List. (Hat tip: SoCalJustice.)

It started late Tuesday night, when police closed in on two men they suspected in 10 robberies across the South Bay.

But the case took a strange twist hours later, when a search of one suspect’s apartment uncovered documents suggesting that the men might be targeting local U.S. military facilities, law enforcement sources said Friday.

Now federal and local counterterrorism investigators have joined together to determine why two robbery suspects would have such lists.

Among the items purportedly found at the South Los Angeles home of Levar Haney Washington, 25, was a list of addresses that included the locations of at least one Army recruitment center and National Guard facilities, the sources said.

Why would a suspected robber have something like this? Well, keep reading the article and you’ll find, tossed off in the bottom third:

The two men, believed to be Islamic converts, were arrested about 10 p.m. Tuesday by Torrance police who had them under surveillance in connection with a string of robberies of gas stations and convenience stores from May 30 to July 3.


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