Two people living at 1129 Larrabee Street in West Hollywood were victims of an armed robbery at approximately 5 p.m. yesterday.
Sgt. Charles Braden of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station said the two robbers were armed with handguns and took cash and some personal property from the victims. Braden said it appeared that they had followed the couple to their home on Larrabee north of Sunset Boulevard and were not randomly moving through the neighborhood. Neither of the two Larrabee residents was injured.
A neighbor of the robbery victims has posted a video of the alleged suspects on her Facebook page. They appear to be African-American men.
Braden said the incident is under investigation by Detective Greg Boagni. Boagni said he believed the robbery victims had been shopping near West Hollywood and were followed home by the robbers. He asked that anyone with information about the incident call him at (310) 358-4014.
A note on this location – most brazen crimes like this occur within a block of busy pedestrian streets (Sunset, Santa Monica) or when a building (particularly a house) is hidden from clear public view by walls, gates, foliage etc. If you look at any of the crime maps on line, you’ll usually see them clustered close to main streets.
Robberies ,etc. in broad daylight seem to be more frequent. It’s scary. I wish someone could explain to me why this is happening.
WTF is going on in my neighborhood? BROAD DAYLIGHT.