Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) investigators are currently looking into a potential connection between a series of taco stand robberies in South Los Angeles. The two robberies occurred within close proximity to each other, only about a mile apart, and within the same hour.
The first incident took place at the intersection of 92nd Street and Central Avenue in the Green Meadows neighborhood of South LA at around 1 a.m. on Friday. According to the taco stand workers, the suspects approached them, with one of them brandishing a handgun and demanding cash. The suspect then proceeded to point the gun at customers before fleeing the scene with an estimated $1,000 in cash.
Another taco stand located at 103rd Street and Compton Avenue in Watts also reported a robbery, with the suspects matching a similar description. They were also held at gunpoint, and the culprits managed to escape with a cash box containing approximately $700. The suspects were last seen running westbound on 103rd Street.
Earlier in the week, a third taco stand, situated just a few minutes away from the Watts location, was targeted for robbery. However, the suspect involved in that particular incident had a different description, raising questions about a potential link between the cases.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported, and no shots were fired during any of the robberies. Nonetheless, these incidents have left customers feeling concerned and alarmed about the recent surge in crime. The LAPD is urging anyone with information to come forward and report it, emphasizing the importance of community involvement in keeping everyone safe and apprehending the suspect or suspects responsible for these crimes.