A pickpocket suspect was arrested in West Hollywood at Rocco’s WeHo Friday night for allegedly stealing wallets and cellphones at the popular restaurant, bar and nightclub in the heart of the Rainbow District. “PSA,” reads an Instagram story posted by Paul Nicholls @paulnichollsent, “If you pickpocket at @roccosweho and @heartweho, this is your new ride.”
A video shows a man getting arrested and being led into the back of a West Hollywood sheriff’s vehicle. The man sounds like he is crying and cursing in Spanish.
A man was reportedly arrested for pickpocketing last night at Rocco’s WeHo. The suspect cried as he was led into the back of a WeHo sheriff’s vehicle. #wehonews #wehocity #weho #westhollywood #westhollywoodnightlife #wehonightlife #losangeles #california #lgbt #wehocrime #lasd #lasdweho #crime
According to Mike Nichols, a club promoter and partner at Rocco’s WeHo and Heart WeHo, the pickpocket was caught by patrons at the club at around midnight. The go-go dancers also noticed that he was stealing from the club’s customers. He was stealing cellphones and wallets. They found four cell phones on his person. The person has not been caught at this space before.
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