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LAPD Thanks BID Worker For Aid in Arrest

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at 09:10AM
Some Local Help Ed Fuentes

LAPD Sergio Diaz, Peggy Carfley and LAPD Captain Blake Chow.

At last week's Central City East Business Improvement District Annual Meeting, Margaret "Peggy" Carfley got some hefty congratulations.

Both LAPD Central Division Captain Blake Chow and Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz took a moment from their presentations to thank the BID employee for her assistance in the recent arrest of a serial robber.

Carfley, who is employed by the Central City East BID through a partnership with Chrysalis, saw the robber on Skid Row and recognized him from surveillance photos provided by the police.

LAPD was notified and arrested the suspect, Anthony Brown, on August 5th. He was wanted for a trail of business robberies that including two on July 10: an attempt at Citibank on South Flower and successful robbery at California Bear Credit Union at 100 S. Main. The busy robber also knocked over the Rite Aid at 7th and Hope on July 23, Denny’s on S. Figueroa and Chase Bank at Hope on July 25, and El Pollo Loco at 9th near Santee on August 1.

"Margret is being recognized because she exemplifies one who is committed to making Skid Row safer for everybody," said Chow. "She should be looked at as a role model. Her aid helped take a violent person off the street who no doubt would have continued to commit several more crimes."

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