Mission Hills: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Area detectives have arrested three juveniles for Robbery at a convenience store.
On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at around 4:30 a.m., the three subjects entered a local convenience store located on the 10600 block of Sepulveda Boulevard. All three males walked behind the counter, with one of them armed with a hammer, ordered the clerk to open both cash registers. Simultaneously, Mission Area patrol officers pulled into the parking lot and observed the robbery in progress through the glass windows.
Officers immediately established a perimeter around the location and contained the subjects within the business. Officers attempted to communicate with the individuals who refused to surrender. As officers continued to negotiate with the subjects, they broke through the fire escape which led to the roof. The subjects exited the building and began to flee by jumping on adjacent roof tops.
Mission officers expanded the perimeter to ensure the subjects did not flee the area and requested the response of Metropolitan Division K-9 Units. Upon the arrival of the Metropolitan K-9 units, a foot search was conducted, and all three subjects were apprehended.
The three subjects were all identified as juveniles. All three subjects were arrested and booked for Robbery and are currently being housed at Sylmar Juvenile Hall.
Mission Area Detectives conducted a thorough investigation, recovering all the money and property taken, as well as locating the hammer which was used as a weapon.
If you have any additional information regarding this robbery or information regarding similar robberies, please contact Mission Area Detectives, at (818) 838-9900 or (818) 838-9810. During non-business hours or on weekends calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most Keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.