Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is currently investigating four separate incidents involving Flash Mob Robbery incidents, in which groups of suspects entered business at the following locations:
• A business located on the 5800 block of South Vermont Avenue on November 22, 2021
• A business located on the 1800 block of West Slauson Avenue on December 3, 2021
• Another business located on the 5800 block of South Vermont Avenue on December 8, 2021
• A business located on the 1800 West Manchester Avenue.
The suspects took merchandise without paying and ran out of the businesses. In one of the incidents, the suspects pushed a pregnant employee to the ground, which elevated the incident to a robbery. Officers and Detectives assigned to the LAPD’s 77th Street Division were able to make two arrests for Robbery and four arrests for Burglary.
In a joint effort with our community partners, the Department has received and are actively working on leads in an effort to bring those involved in these incidents to justice.
Below are the individuals that have been arrested by 77th Division Officers in connection with the Flash Mob Robberies and Burglaries that have occurred within 77th Division:
• Ulloa, Maricio, (DOB)12/04/02, Booking No. 6288340, Burglary, 459PC
• Torres, Angel, (DOB) 08/16/00, Booking No. 6290258, Robbery, 211PC
• The other four suspects are Juveniles.
The LAPD will continue to thoroughly investigate any leads, to conduct high visibility patrols, and direct additional resources to deter any possible criminal activity.
These investigations are ongoing and anyone with information regarding these types of incidents is urged to contact the LAPD. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.