Los Angeles: Detectives from
the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Area are seeking the
public’s assistance in identifying violent robbery suspects.
On March 18, 2018, around 5:00 a.m., Newton Area patrol officers
responded to a radio call of a Robbery Investigation at the corner
of 31st Street and San Pedro Street in the City of Los Angeles.
Upon arrival to the scene, officers discovered 54-year-old street
vendor Pedro Reyes suffering from facial injuries he sustained as a
result of being assaulted by suspects during a street
Reyes was in the process of setting up his produce for the day when
the suspects drove up and exited their vehicles. The suspects
demanded money from Reyes and other street vendors on the street.
Reyes attempted to run away, but was caught by the suspects. The
suspects punched and kicked Reyes repeatedly in the face, before
taking his money and the additional street vendor’s money. The
suspects fled in their vehicles.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported
Reyes to a local hospital where is currently being treated for a
broken jaw and facial fractures. Two additional victims were
treated at the scene for minor injuries and not transported.
The suspects were described as four male Blacks, 25 to 40 years
old, and one female Black, approximately 25 years old.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Nubia
Avila, Newton Area Robbery, at (323) 846-6572. 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 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.