Inglewood Police Arrest Men Who Might Be Connected with WeHo Robberies

Three adults and two young people who may have been involved in armed street robberies in West Hollywood and others in the West Los Angeles, Wilshire and Hollywood areas have been arrested.

robbery-gunThe arrests were announced in an email to City Council members today from acting Capt. Sergio Aloma. “Recently the West Hollywood community saw an uptick in street robberies,” Aloma said. “I am happy to inform you that through the hard work and tenacity of our detectives, our collaboration with our neighboring law enforcement partners, 3 male adults and 2 juveniles were arrested last week in connection with a series of armed street robberies in the West L.A., Wilshire and Hollywood areas. Those arrested are suspected in 7 street robberies in West Hollywood dating back to November 9, 2015.”

The five alleged robbers were arrested by the Inglewood Police Department late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. While Aloma connected them with the West Hollywood robberies in his message to council members, Sgt. Dave Bowman of the station’s detective bureau says that connection isn’t yet certain. Bowman said the detective handling the West Hollywood robberies is still trying to determine if those arrested were involved.

The West Hollywood robberies date back to Nov. 9. Most of them have occurred at night or in the early hours of the morning on residential streets such as DeLongpre Avenue, Kings Road, Flores Street and Romaine Street. Most of the incidents involved the theft of a cell phone. And in several of them the victim identified the robbers as a group of African-American men.


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J
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J

Yea, I agree, Luca. We should just refer to them as “Motherf*****s.” And if these are the guys that were robbing people we should all be relieved that they are caught.

I also do not think it is wrong to use a racial description to help identify criminal suspects that are on the loose.

luca d
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luca d

african americans? that’s racist. they could have been of caribbean, or south american lineage. it just seems so unnecessarily hurtful and bigoted.

L
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L

I was robbed around the corner from Urth Caffe back in June (so a little west of these recent robberies), and I wonder if it’s the same group. I must admit I’d start to enjoy my neighborhood again a bit more if I didn’t risk running into the same men again, though I unfortunately know the reality that there are multiple criminals striking this area and many robberies that don’t make the news.

Tom Smart
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Tom Smart

Why is the department sending out mixed messages? Weird.