WEST LOS ANGELES—The search is still on for two young men who reportedly robbed an antique store on May 4, and then held up a different antique store one month later in the same area.
The May 4 robbery occurred at 9:30 a.m. on the 9000 block of West Pico Boulevard. According to police blogs, one of the suspects brandished a black revolver and forced the store employee to the ground. The robbers secured a large quantity of antique jewelry and then sprinted out of the store.
Exactly one month later, the same two men entered an antique store about 10 blocks south of their first target. When they entered the second store at 12:15 p.m. on July 4, they posed as customers and then proceeded to tie up the employee on duty, steal more antique jewelry, as well as large amounts of cash this time, and then run from the South Robertson Boulevard store. The store employee reported seeing the same black revolver used in the first robbery. No one was harmed during either incident.
The first suspect is described as a 20-to-25-year-old African American male standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. Reportedly, he was articulate and calm at the time of the incidents. The second man is also described as 20-to-25 years old, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. His ethnicity is either African American or Hispanic. Both suspects had black hair and brown eyes.
Officer Rosario Herrera of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section told Canyon News that there are “no updates from the detectives as of this time” in regards to the case.
Anyone with information about the suspects or either of the incidents is encouraged to call LAPD West Los Angeles detectives at 310-444-1529, or during non-business hours, you may dial 1-877-LAPD-24-7. If you would like to leave an anonymous tip, please call 1-800-222-TIPS.