Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Area conducted a robbery investigation, that led to a pursuit and perimeter for outstanding suspects in the Echo Park Community.
While many of the details can not be released at this time due to an ongoing investigation, Central Area detectives have been investigating robberies involving high value jewelry in the downtown area. Several of the robberies have occurred when unsuspecting victims’ frequent hotels or restaurants wearing expensive jewelry or watches. The suspects rapidly approach, brandish handguns and demand the jewelry, before fleeing just as quickly.
Central detectives identified a suspect in one of these robberies and ultimately attempted to arrest him while he was driving a vehicle in the downtown area. The suspect and five other male passengers in the vehicle fled from the officers, who initiated a vehicle pursuit. With the assistance of additional units and air resources, the officers pursued the vehicle to the intersection of Bellevue Avenue and West Kensington Road, in LAPD’s Rampart Area, where they stopped and fled on foot. A perimeter was established and additional resources including K-9 and SWAT responded. All six suspects were located inside the perimeter and detained. At least one of the suspects is connected to a robbery that occurred on December 7, 2021, at 7th Street and Figueroa Street, in which high value jewelry was taken.
The investigation is ongoing, and information related to the identity of the suspects will be released after booking. No one was injured during the pursuit or perimeter.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Area Detective Brian Richardson at (213) 833-3750. 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.