Los Angeles: On February 17, 2023, at 7:45 p.m., an armed robbery occurred in the driveway of a residence located in Van Nuys Area. The victim of the robbery had advertised a high-end wristwatch for sale on a social media platform. A potential buyer (suspect) contacted the seller (victim) and they agreed to meet at the victim’s residence. The suspect drove to the victim’s residence in a vehicle described as a black BMW four door sedan.
As the victim showed the wristwatch to the male suspect, two additional male suspects exited the vehicle and approached the victim. Two of the males then produced firearms and took the victim’s watch and other personal items from him. All three of the suspects fled in their vehicle to an unknown location.
Van Nuys Area Officers and Detectives responded to the incident, developed investigative leads, and located the suspect’s vehicle at a motel in a nearby city within three hours of the incident. After responding to the motel, Officers and Detectives took one adult suspect and two juvenile subjects into custody in connection with the robbery. The victim’s watch and other items taken from him during the robbery were recovered at the motel. Two loaded handguns were also recovered and booked as evidence.
The adult suspect, Devon Perry, 21 years of age, was booked for violation of California Penal Code Section 211–Robbery. Devon Perry is a resident of the Van Nuys Area, Booking No. 6554819. The two juveniles were also booked in connection to the robbery.
The Los Angeles Police Department would like to remind community members that, unfortunately, robberies of this type occur far too often, and when selling any item community members should always arrange to meet potential buyers in well-lit public locations or at a nearby Los Angeles Police Department Community Police Station.
Any one that wishes to provide additional information to the Police regarding this or any other crime can anonymously call the LA 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.