CRIME ALERT: A rash of at least seven street robberies hit our area in the overnight early morning hours on Wednesday, April 12th and on Tuesday, April 11th. One occurred on Thursday, April 13th at 1:30 p.m. It appears that at least three occurred within a short time frame. As always: if you have any information about these crimes, please contact L.A.P.D. Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8263. This is a clear reminder to keep aware of your surroundings and your valuables — such as mobile phones — out-of-sight while walking neighborhood streets. LAPD Wilshire officials said that in some of these particular incidents it appears that people were either walking or running alone were targeted. We will update this story once more info is available from LAPD Wilshire. Two of the robberies were handled by West Hollywood Sheriff’s.
Here’s a list of the recent robberies:
MELROSE AV & FULLER • 4-13-2017 @ 1:30 PM
WARING & SIERRA BONITA • 4-12-2017 @ 2:40 AM – This was an armed robbery committed by two male Hispanics in their 20s. No shots fired and no one was hurt. The victim was walking on the street when the crime occurred.
POINSETTIA & WILLOUGHBY • 4-12-2017 @ 1:45 AM
FULLER & WARING • 4-12-2017 @ 1:30 AM
FORMOSA & WARING • 4-11-2017 @ 10:40 PM
GARDNER ST & ROMAINE ST • 4-11-2017 @ 11:50 PM (West Hollywood)
LAUREL AVE & ROMAINE ST • 4-11-2017 @ 11:45 PM (West Hollywood)
Reminder — there will be a Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch meeting coming up on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the corner of Curson and Waring. Click here for more info