String of Robberies in Mid Wilshire
March 11, 2021
It was the latest in a string of brazen robberies. This one occurred in daylight hours in the heart of Beverly Hills.
The crime occurred at Il Pastaio Restaurant on North Canon Drive. Three men approached a couple sitting outdoors and dining, in order to steal a Rolex watch from a man.
He fought back, though, trying to grab the gun from the robbers. The gun discharged, and a woman was shot in the leg. She was an uninvolved bystander, but ended the afternoon in a hospital. The three suspects escaped with a $500,000 wristwatch.
The day before, the LA County Sheriff's Department responded to another robbery, this onen West Hollywood. In that crime, near the intersection of North and No. Hayworth Ave, three male suspects also stole a watch and a Louis Vitton bag from a woman.
LAPD responded to a robbery in the 8200 block of 3d St. and Beverly Grove at 7:30 pm. Three men stole jewelry from 2 women.
Witnesses describe the suspects as one male hispanic, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and a red and green fanny pack. Another suspect is described as a male black wearing a black hat, black mask and armed with a handgun.
There is certainly security camera footage from the Beverly Hills robbery, and the BHPD will release it at a news conference this weekend.