Beverly Hills police officers have arrested four individuals in connection with an armed robbery involving AK-47s in West Hollywood. The suspects are believed to be the same group sought for a similar robbery the previous week. According to West Hollywood City Manager David Wilson, the four suspects were taken into custody by Beverly Hills police.
The suspects have been identified by the Beverly Hills Police Department as 18-year-old Briana Threets and 26-year-old Keymaurie Clark, both from Oakland. The other two suspects are juveniles, aged 15, and their names have not been released.
The robbery took place on April 25 at around 9:40 pm near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Orlando Avenue, right behind the La Boheme restaurant. A male suspect armed with an AK-47 and two female suspects armed with handguns approached two men walking in an alley and demanded their property. One of the victims was struck in the face with a handgun. A man who tried to intervene was also robbed.
Alan Strasberg, vice-chair of WeHo for the People, expressed concern about the presence of military-style assault weapons on the streets. “When we walk the street and see video military style assault weapons on our streets at 9’o clock at night, that is not a sense of safety, that is not a sense of security and we can feel it,” he said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released video footage last week that showed the suspects’ AK-47 robbery. The police are urging anyone with information to contact West Hollywood Station Detective Zeff at 310-358-4033 and refer to case number 923-02295-0977-031. Alternatively, you can remain anonymous by calling “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).