West Hollywood City Manager David Wilson informed the community at a regular council meeting last night that the suspect who may have used an assault rifle to rob three individuals near La Boheme restaurant has been arrested in Beverly Hills, along with three of his accomplices.
During his manager’s report, Wilson stated that the safety and the wellbeing of community members is the city’s top priority and that they are deeply committed to ensuring that everyone feels secure in with community.
“With respect to the robbery that was caught on video last week near the alley on Orlando, just south of Santa Monica Boulevard, the Beverly Hills Police Department arrested four people involved in a robbery in their city with similar circumstances,” he said. “The West Hollywood sheriff’s Station has been working closely with Beverly Hills and believes that the four individuals they have in custody may be the same suspects alleged to have been involved in the West Hollywood robbery. The West Hollywood sheriff’s station is currently putting together a case information for the district attorney’s office, and we’ll provide an update to the public as soon as possible.”
Wilson added that he understood that recent events may have shaken the community’s sense of security and some people may feel vulnerable. “I want to assure the community and the city council that we are taking every possible step to prevent similar incidents from happening,” he said. “We are working closely with the sheriff station and the community safety partners to address any concerns and take swift action so that our community remains a safe and welcoming place for everyone. We are constantly reviewing and enhancing our security measures to keep our community safe, and we’ll be providing a community safety semi-annual update at the next council meeting on May 15.”
According to the update, the city will continue to work with community safety partners to proactively keep the community safe. In addition to the regular vehicle patrols, the sheriff’s community policing teams will continue to be out during the day and the entertainment Policing Team will out at night to ensure that the community is safe.
The City is also in the process of adding additional foot and bike patrols with sheriff deputies to complement the foot and bike patrols by the city’s Block by Block security ambassadors.
Wilson also reminded the community to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau released an advisory statement regarding a robbery that occurred on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, where a suspect allegedly used, what appears to be an assault rifle, to rob three men near the alley behind La Boheme Restaurant. According to the report, a male suspect was assisted by two female accomplices who held handguns.
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