Robberies Targeting Gardeners NR16176jh

May 20, 2016

June 1, 2016 NR16176aj

UPDATE On May 31, 2016, The Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Area Robbery Detectives, assisted by additional Department resources, made an arrest connected to this case. Aaron Deon Seymour, a 34-year-old resident of Los Angeles was booked for robbery, 211 PC, and is currently being held without bail.

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Area Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest or identification of suspect(s) committing robberies in the South Los Angeles area.

Since March 18, 2016, there were eight armed robberies targeting gardeners. In all cases, the suspects approached the gardeners while they are working, produced a handgun and demanded their money.

The suspects have been seen fleeing on foot. They have also been seen leaving in a possible white Mercedes.

The suspects are described as male Blacks in their early mid-20s and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact 77th Robbery Detective Robledo at (310)-367-3553 or Detective Atilano (323)786-5422. 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, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.