CC Police Nab 2 Suspects in Follow-Home Armed Robbery
March 17, 2022
Culver City police this week arrested two men who allegedly committed a follow-home, armed robbery last Friday morning, pistol-whipping one of four people and stealing items that included a $30,000 Rolex watch.
The armed robbery was reported about 12:25 a.m. on March 11 in the 3600 block of Wesley Avenue, according to the Culver City Police Department.
"The officers responded to the location and met with four victims who indicated they had left a nearby business and traveled home," police said in a statement. “When they arrived home in their vehicle, they were immediately confronted by the suspects who exited a dark SUV and pointed handguns with laser pointers at them, while demanding their possessions," police said.
According to police, one victim was pistol-whipped and a second victim had his cell phone, Rolex watch and keys stolen during the robbery. A wallet also was taken by the suspects, police said.
Investigators identified the suspects as Khalil Thompson, 24, and Micah McDonald, 23, and both men were arrested at a Los Angeles residence Tuesday morning. Officers also located "multiple firearms and other items of evidentiary value" during the arrest.
"Both Thompson and McDonald are actively on parole and have extensive criminal arrest history, including for burglary, armed robbery, and attempted murder," said CCPD. "Thompson and McDonald are known criminal street gang members suspected to be involved in other follow-home robberies in the region."
Anyone with any information regarding this case is urged to contact the Culver City Police Sergeant Eddie Baskaron at 310-253-6316 or the Watch Commander at 310-253-6202.