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Brookside Robbery Suspects Arrested, Also Involved in Other Crimes


On October 31, around 6:30 p.m., just as many local families were heading out to trick-or-treat, something much scarier took place:  an armed robbery near 9th St. and Rimpau Blvd. in the Brookside neighborhood. After brandishing what was described by police as a “blue steel hand gun” and taking the victim’s property, the suspect fled on food and entered a dark colored sedan.

The good news, however, according to LAPD Senior Lead Officer Hebel Rodriguez this week, is that the vehicle was later detained on a traffic stop, that same night, and the suspects – who, it turns out, were wanted in a total of four other robberies in other neighborhoods, three of them between 6:30 and 7:20 p.m. on Halloween – were identified by their victims and other witnesses.  The stolen property was found in the vehicle and the suspects were arrested.

As we head into the heart of the holiday season this week, Officer Rodriguez reminds all residents that this is a prime season for thefts of property from homes and cars.  He urges all residents to stay vigilant…and to be especially aware of your surroundings when you go out for walks. Leave unnecessary jewelry and money at home when walking (especially in the evening), don’t leave valuables in your cars, and – if you do leave items in your car – make sure they’re not visible to passersby: “HIDE IT, LOCK IT, KEEP IT.”

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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