West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station authorities said a male suspect has been arrested for a robbery that occurred on March 28 in the 8800 block of Ashcroft Avenue, and authorities are searching for a second suspect.
Lt. Bill Moulder said the two male suspects approached a victim who was walking at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Ashcroft Avenue, near Robertson Boulevard. The suspects pulled out handguns and attempted to grab the victim’s watch. The victim resisted and was assaulted by the suspects. One of the men struck the victim with a gun, Moulder added.
Passersby by saw the robbery and yelled, and the suspects fled, he said. The victim was taken to a hospital and was treated.
Moulder said detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau assisted with the investigation, which led to the arrest of one of the suspects at approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 29. Authorities believe the suspect also committed an attempted robbery on March 25 in the 1000 block of Larrabee Street. A vehicle that was allegedly used in both crimes helped authorities identify the suspect.
Moulder declined to provide any further information and cited the ongoing investigation and charges pending against the suspect. The other suspect was only described as being a Black male adult.
Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310)855-8850.
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