Los Angeles: Robbery detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for robbing a man.
On January 30, 2021, around 4:00 p.m., two suspects approached the victim in the 700 block of North Vista Street after he shopped in nearby stores. The suspects physically assaulted the victim and took his property, including a Rolex watch he was wearing. The suspects fled in a white compact car.
Since January 30, 2021, shopping and dining areas along the Melrose corridor in Mid-City Los Angeles have experienced an increase in armed robberies. Many of these robberies are taking place during daytime hours. The suspects have targeted individuals wearing high-end jewelry, specifically Rolex watches.
The suspects are described as Black males between the ages of 20 and 30 years of age. They’ve used multiple types of vehicles and appear to follow victims from restaurants and stores in the area. In most instances, the suspects wait for victims to walk to their vehicles and reach an isolated area before they attack them at gunpoint. Since January 30, Wilshire Area has had seven robberies involving Rolex watches.
Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call Robbery Detective S. Villatoro at (213) 922-8217. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.