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2 men wearing ‘police-type’ vests attack victims and stole money, jewelry, LAPD says



The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating another surveillance video appearing to show an armed robbery in what’s believed to be the Fairfax area Thursday.

In the video, three people appear to be returning home when two men approach them, demanding they open the front door, and telling the victims they are with the DEA. When the victims appear to struggle opening the front door, punches and curse words are slung. 

Following the attack, three other suspects entered the scene and started stealing property, LAPD said in a press release Friday.

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On Friday, LAPD released the following description of the suspects:

  • Suspect 1: Described as a Black man between the ages of 20 and 25, listed at about 6-foot-1, medium build, black hoodie, black “police-type” vest with a “police” badge. He was armed with a gun.
  • Suspect 2: Described as a Black man between the ages of 20 and 25, listed at 6-foot-1, medium build, black hoodie, black “police-type” vest with a “police” badge. He was armed with a rubber mallet.
  • Suspect 3: Described as a male, but no other details were provided.
  • Suspect 4: Described as a male, but no other details were provided.
  • Suspect 5: Described as a male, but no other details were provided.

The most recent video follows a string of violent follow-home robberies and armed robberies in the area, including some robberies specifically targeting elderly residents.

Anyone with information on the robberies was asked to contact LAPD Rampart Robbery Det. A. Trimino at 213-484-3631 or Det. E. Ignacio at 213-484- 3627. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.

Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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