LAPD forms task force to stem robberies against outwardly wealthy

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Los Angeles police are forming a task force to stop a new trend they describe as follow-home robbery, in which people wearing flashy jewelry or driving an expensive car are chased before they go. is done.

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“In this trend, detectives noted that victims were being pursued from high-end restaurants and nightclubs in Melrose Avenue, the Jewelery District of Los Angeles, and the Hollywood and Wilshire divisions,” Police said in a statement on Tuesday, Police said suspects wait to confront their tracked victims when they are in isolated areas or return home.

Police said the Follow Home Task Force will include 20 detectives from the Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division and other divisions.


The aim is to identify the robbers and their “affiliated party”, the police said.

A murder began Tuesday in the Hollywood Division of the Police Department as a domestic robbery, officials said.

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“We actually saw what we believe this morning is related to this murder outside a restaurant in Hollywood,” Police Chief Michelle Moore said. told reporters later on Tuesday, “A practice of individuals imitating the technique of targeting individuals with high-value jewelry, high-value cars, to chase them or confront them on the way out…high to the road.” End retailers and restaurant robberies.”

Moore said a 23-year-old man was shot dead as he tried to help a woman, after several people accused him.

In a statement on November 12, police said there have been more than 110 incidents this year that have been marked as follow-home robberies. Police said investigators identified “at least six different L.A. street gangs” linked to the technology.

Police said, “It is our opinion that all these crimes are a trend, similar to the trend of ‘knock-knock’ burglaries a year or two ago, in which different employees/gangs participated in the same type of residential burglary. “

A police spokeswoman could not immediately be reached Wednesday to get updated statistics on follow-home robberies and overall robberies or updates about Tuesday’s murder in Hollywood.

Granthshala Los Angeles reported that Tuesday’s murder took place on Sunset Boulevard outside the Bossa Nova restaurant. The station reported that the couple they encountered arrived in a Mercedes SUV.

Moore said robberies are more violent than in recent times and that perpetrators are more often armed, Granthshala Los Angeles reported in a report. different story,

Robberies in the jurisdiction of the police department increased by 3.2 per cent this year as compared to the previous year, but they were less as compared to 2019. Los Angeles Times informed of.

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