Strong-Arm Robbers in Rolls-Royce Steal Watches Worth 19K on Sunset Blvd

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A strong-armed robbery occurred at the 8800 Block of Sunset Blvd in the City of West Hollywood on Sunday May 8, 2022. The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station reports a call was made at approximately 12:52am and that suspects in a black Rolls-Royce stole two watches worth $19,000 combined.

Deputies arrived at the location where they identified two of the victims. According to West Hollywood sheriffs, both victims appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and “were verbally and physically uncooperative during the initial part of the investigation.”

The female victim told deputies they were robbed by “several male Black adults who were driving a black Rolls-Royce vehicle.” The suspects approached the victims in their vehicle after an altercation in the parking lot. The suspects stole one watch from the female victim and one watch from the male victim using bodily force. The watches are described as a female “Michael Kors” brand, valued at $1,000 and a “Rolex” brand, valued at $18,000. After the robbery the suspects entered the dark colored Rolls-Royce and drove away southbound towards Larrabee Street, and out of view.

The suspects were described as 4-6 male Black adults, wearing dark clothing. The victims did not know the suspects prior to the robbery. All the suspects are still outstanding. One of the victims sustained minor injuries during the incident.

West Hollywood Station Detective Bureau is conducting the investigation and following up with any leads. If you have any information regarding the above incident, call the West Hollywood Station at 310-855-8850 and mention criminal report #922-02656-0986-201

West Hollywood Station would like to remind community members to be observant, look around and always be aware of your surroundings. Robbers and other criminals are often tempted by money, jewelry, clothing and electronics. Please do not flash valuable items in public or leave them in your cars.

If you see something, say something. Anyone with information can drop a tip at https://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Your identity is always encrypted and anonymous. No personal information, phone number, e-mail, IP address or location is ever requested, saved, traced, tracked or monitored. Period.

The purpose of Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers is to prevent and reduce crime, by forming a partnership among the community, law enforcement and the media to offer anonymity and cash rewards to anyone providing information leading to an arrest.

Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

Crime Stoppers uses a three part approach to preventing and solving crimes. The first part of the program is to empower the community by providing a safe way to report criminal activity. Secondly, Crime Stoppers partners with all forms of media in the Los Angeles region to inform the community on how to anonymously report crimes. Law Enforcement is the final part of the triangle; they follow-up on tips from
community members.

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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station polices the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City (which includes Universal Theme Park, Studios, and Citywalk), and the Federal Enclave in West Los Angeles.

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