Armed Robbery Near La Boheme Restaurant

WEST HOLLYWOOD—Three suspects robbed two men, one of them was armed with an AK-47 on Tuesday, April 25 around 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Orlando Avenue, right behind the restaurant La Boheme located at 8400 Santa Monica Blvd.

“When we walk the street and see video military style assault weapons on our streets at 9’o clock at night, that is not a sense of safety, that is not a sense of security and we can feel it,” said Alan Strasberg vice-chair of WeHo for the People.

FoxLA indicated that the victims were attacked while walking in the alley and one of them was assaulted in the face with a handgun. A Good Samaritan tried to intervene and was also robbed during the incident.

Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria at 8424 Santa Monica Blvd. is located in close proximity to the La Boheme restaurant. Ancient Adornments Body Piercing, at 8424 Santa Monica Blvd is also located on the same street, as well as the business Emser Tile at 8431 Santa Monica Blvd. facing directly across the street from La Boheme.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station Detective Zeff at 310-358-4033 and refer to case number 923-02295-0977-031. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).