According to a post from yesterday's LAPD blog, around 10:30 PM on December 29, two men each used a handgun to rob both a food truck and a pedestrian near the 3200 block of 8th street in midtown. Then, roughly 20 minutes later, the two men struck again, robbing another food truck, and another pedestrian — this time on the 4000 block of 3rd street. They fled the scene on foot.
The two victims were caught on surveillance cameras, and police are looking for anyone who recognizes the two suspects, or has information about them. Turn the page for the police description of the suspects:
The first suspect is described as a 20 to 25-year-old African American. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt.
The second suspect is also described as a 20 to 25-year-old African American with long braided hair. He also stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. He was wearing a dark T-shirt.
Below is the surveillance video:
Anyone with information about the suspects has been asked to call the LAPD's Olympic Area Robbery detectives at (213) 382-9460. If you attempt to make a report after regular business hours, you should call (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anonymous phone calls may be made to (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477); and text message tips can be sent to 274637, though all texts should begin with the letters, “LAPD.”