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Friday, March 12, 2021

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department detectives have arrested two suspects connected to a series of armed robberies targeting individuals wearing Rolex watches.

Detectives have recognized a pattern of armed robberies occurring in the west side of Los Angeles. The suspects target individuals wearing high end watches, primarily Rolex watches. The affected neighborhoods include: Mar Vista, Venice, Mid-Wilshire, Melrose Shopping District, Culver City, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.

On March 11, 2021, Los Angeles Police Department detectives from Wilshire and Pacific Areas arrested two individuals involved in the Rolex robberies. Detectives believe that the suspects are part of an organized crew responsible for committing the series of robberies. One Rolex watch was recovered and returned to its owner. Detectives continue to actively pursue multiple leads in an effort to apprehend additional suspects. Suspect identification and evidence recovered during this investigation is being withheld at this time. Any further disclosure could compromise the investigation.

It is recommended the community take the following precautions to reduce the risk of becoming a victim:

  • Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
  • Try to stay in well-lit areas.
  • Don't walk alone at night and always avoid areas where there are few people.
  • Be careful when people stop you for directions. Always reply from a distance, and
  • never get too close to the car.
  • If you feel you're being followed, walk to a well-populated area. • Don't resist. Give up your property, don't give up your life.
  • Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately.
  • Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.
Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Wilshire Robbery Detectives B. Romero, Serial No. 36287, and S. Villatoro, Serial No. 40882 at 213-922-8266. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 846-6553 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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.



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