Chilling Video Shows Armed Robbery Last Night in Norma Triangle


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UPDATE:  Sgt. Richard Bowman of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station said the video of the armed robbery on Wetherly Drive was taken by a camera installed on a nearby building and not by an individual observing the robbery.

A West Hollywood man who was walking his dogs on North Wetherly Drive near Cynthia last night was the victim of an armed robbery captured on a disturbing video — one of apparently two that occurred in the Norma Triangle neighborhood.

Two armed men, left, approach a man walking his dogs on Wetherly Drive last night.
Two armed men, left, approach a man walking his dogs on Wetherly Drive last night.

The video, taken by a camera installed in a neighboring building, shows a Chrysler 300 pulling up the street and parking at around 11 p.m.. As a man walking two dogs passes the car, the driver of the car turns on flashing lights, apparently to alert his accomplices.

Then two men walk up Wetherly toward the car and the man with his dogs. The video shows the two robbers pulling their guns and removing something from their victim’s rear pocket. They then head for the parked car and drive away. A neighbor of the victim told WEHOville that the robbers asked for his keys, which included car keys and apartment building keys, and his mobile phone. He did not have his wallet with him when the robbery occurred. The neighbor said the victim provided the license plate number of the Sheriff’s Station.

“We live in a really quiet neighborhood,: said the neighbor, who WEHOville agreed not to identify, referring to the Norma Triangle area. “But we have a lot of issues with burglary.”

Sgt. RIchard Bowman of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station said a similar but unsuccessful robbery attempt was made, apparently by the same men, last night on Doheny Drive near Cynthia.

 


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Jonathan Simmons
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Jonathan Simmons

@David John I would have to think they were watching it in replay …. at a later time and recording it for youtube – so their dialogue was about what HAD happened. Who wouldn’t call the police if it were seen life. MORE CAMERAS – all over. My complex recently put in a big set …. Nobody watches it live, but it did get a 4am stranger trying to break into our gate (actually my big dog sensed, smelled it – and I took him out thinking it was an emergency bathroom break) but he ROARED so loud … and… Read more »

Dick Bird
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Dick Bird

FINAL COMMENT: SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY!

Dick Bird
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Dick Bird

And to the guy telling us how to live our lives on OUR neighborhood: Again, sir, u are COMPLETELY out of touch w/reality! Forget the whistle! Educate yourself!

Dick Bird
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Dick Bird

There have been SEVERAL ARMED ROBBERIES that HAVE NOT BEEN REPORTED!

Chris Sanger
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Chris Sanger

David John – the last armed holdup in the immediate area – a few years ago, 9031 Phyllis ground level open air parking – was foiled when someone down the street saw it happening, and LASD was here in 2 minutes.

People out late should carry whistles – blow them loudly – someone will look out.

Dick Bird
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Dick Bird

My neighborhood too Chris. 30yrs

David John
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David John

Isn’t it weird that the neighbors who are watching don’t think to call the police or offer help in any way?

Chris Sanger
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Chris Sanger

Doesn’t make you an expert on my neighborhood Dick. And people around me say the same thing about that section of Wetherly – if someone was going to rob someone, its openness, lighting, visibility from multiple apts make it a stupid spot to rob. Some idiots did – but the reality, despite your alleged expertise, is that armed robberies any time of the day of night in the Norma Triangle are extremely unusual. And there are reasons for that, including those that I’ve stated, Perhaps you should have a conversation with your LASD colleagues – I sense there is professional… Read more »

Dick Bird
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Dick Bird

BTW,MrSanger. My superiors where I work consider me very credible.LAPD VanNuys Div.

Chris Sanger
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Chris Sanger

Dick – it’s OK to disagree without being disagreeable. I put out my opinions, try to back them up with facts. If you don’t agree, fine. Even better – if you can counter them with factual information, great. But making it personal and using caps hurts your credibility and makes you a less reliable poster.

Dick Bird
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Dick Bird

Chris Sanger, Seriously, You are CLEARLY lost. To analyze every word of every comment, you CLEARLY have too much time on your hands sir. Another ridiculous analysis is when you say Weatherly is well lit so it’s an ‘odd place for a robbery.’ LOL U r so out of touch with reality Chris. Desperate thugs don’t care about all these little factors you are ANALYZING! They see victims, pull out their steel n get busy. WAKE UP MR SANGER! I know you are CLEARLY the expert on all things Weho, but you should chill on the analyzing others comments and… Read more »

Chris Sanger
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Chris Sanger

What is reality and what is the long time belief can be different things. The LASD having to deal with an enclosed space like WeHo with low crime rates and with criminals often being more obvious conspicuous sometimes all contribute to our below average crime rate compared to adjacent LA areas. Are we lower than Bev Hills? No. But we are compared to LA. Sorry if facts are inconvenient to you. Yes, I’m sure you can find anecdotes to the contrary. Anecdotes aren’t by themselves facts. If you think they are, you’ll love Fox News Channel, you’re their audience.