Suspected Armed Robbery Gang Terrorizes Southeast L.A.

The cops are hunting for a group of men suspected of robbing three conveniences stores at gunpoint Monday night

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a trio of men who may have held up three different convenience stores within three hours in Southeast L.A. Monday night.

The three males—so-far described only as being in their 20s or 30s and wearing black hoodies and black masks—went on an armed robbery spree spanning four miles and hitting stores in Lakewood, Paramount and Bellflower, KTLA reports.

According to the LASD, the men began their run at about 9:11 p.m. at a store on the 5800 block of Bellflower Boulevard in Lakewood. They demanded money at gunpoint and left without causing any injuries.

Next, a crew of three men in black hoodies and masks, described as being in their 20s, were reported robbing a store on the 8500 block of Alondra Boulevard in Paramount at about 11:40 p.m.

At 11:55 p.m., a Circle K on the 17200 block of Downey Avenue in Bellflower reported being robbed by three men who took money from the cash register at gunpoint. This time, the suspects were described as all dressed in black, but in their 30s. Video surveillance taken from the location shows two of the men pointing guns at a clerk.

The men were last seen leaving the Circle K in a white, older model, four-door Mercedes.

A spokeswoman for the LASD told Los Angeles Monday afternoon that the Major Crimes Bureau’s Burglary-Robbery Task Force has assumed responsibility for the investigation. It is still unclear if all three robberies are connected.

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