An unconfirmed rumor that one of the assailants has been caught is floating around by Saturday night. That evening, I speak with writer/performance artist and longtime Silver Lake den mother Iris Berry, who manages the Edendale Grill. She tells me workers are escorting each other to their cars at the end of the night. I ask her if she remembers anything like this.
“It’s never been like this before ... never,” she says. “It’s right on target with the economy being so bad. All of a sudden, there’s all this crime.”
On Monday, police arrest four suspects — two men and two juveniles, all of whom police describe as known gang members — in connection with the robberies. It’s good news, for sure, but you get the sense it’ll be a while before things are back to normal around here. Whatever that is.