Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division are searching for two suspects who robbed employees at E & G Mailboxes and Watch Repair at 357 S. Fairfax Ave. on July 26.
The suspects, described as African American men in their early 20s, allegedly entered the business shortly before 3 p.m. posing as customers, said Det. R. Lopez, with the Wilshire Division Robbery Unit. One of the suspects said he forgot something, and the pair left the store. They returned approximately five minutes later, both armed with handguns. Lopez said the suspects forced the employees to the back of the store, stole $15 from the cash register and fled on foot. No victims were injured, he said.
“It was a small take,” Lopez added. “They ran across Fairfax and fled eastbound through a shopping center.”
Officers on the ground and in a police helicopter conducted an extensive search, but were unable to locate the suspects. They were last seen running through the parking lot of the Town & Country Shopping Center, located at the southeast corner of 3rd Street and Fairfax Avenue. One of the suspects is described as being approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and 130 pounds. The other was approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and 190 pounds. Lopez said both men had tattoos on their arms.
Investigators are examining surveillance camera footage for clues, and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call Lopez at (213)922-8215.