HOLLYWOOD HILLS—An attempted strong-armed robbery occurred at 5007 West Sunset Boulevard, near Kaiser Permanente, on Thursday, May 25. Canyon News spoke with Los Angeles Police Department’s Officer Moore who confirmed that authorities are still searching for the suspect.
According to Officer Moore, at 6:33 a.m. a crime broadcast was sent out that a suspect – described as a Black male, 35-40 years old, black hair and brown eyes, wearing a beige hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The suspect attempted to rob an undisclosed victim. The suspect was last seen on foot heading westbound on Sunset Boulevard.
No weapon was used during the incident.
Personnel with the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived at the scene to render aid to the victim. There are no details as to whether they transported the victim to the hospital to be treated for any injuries.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact LAPD Hollywood Station at (213) 972-2971.
STUDIO CITY— Authorities are searching for a male hit-and-run suspect, who crashed a white Alfa Romeo Stelvio into Akira Sushi at 11830 Ventura Boulevard on Monday, May 22.
At 1:35 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene to find the vehicle inside the restaurant without the driver – described as a Black male wearing gray sweatpants, gray and white sneakers, a blue long-sleeve shirt and an ankle monitor – who reportedly fled on foot with a dog following the accident. Urban Search and Rescue specialists assisted with the removal of the car from the business, LAFD indicated.
The white vehicle was reportedly heading eastbound on Ventura Boulevard before veering off the road, crashing into two vehicles – a white, delivery truck en route and a parked silver BMW – an electrical box, then coming to a complete stop in Akira.
The suspect proceeded to flee the scene on foot with a dog that was in the car. He reportedly grabbed a woman on the street to ask for her phone to “call his wife,” a witness told KCAL 9 news. She declined and the suspect proceeded to get into a cab and was not seen again.
“He must have been going at least 80 to 100 miles per hour,” Matthew, a manager of a neighboring business, told Canyon News. “It wasn’t determined to be a stolen car, but the driver was not the owner,” Matthew continued.
Akira, which has only been open for two months, is closed for business on Mondays. A chef was in the back prepping for service on Tuesday when the crash occurred. No injuries were reported, LAFD reported.
The business sustained major damage and is now boarded up while it undergoes renovations. It is set to reopen in the first week of June, according to its Yelp page.
Police are reportedly going to use the ankle monitor to help track down the suspect.
Anyone with additional information about the suspect is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood station at (818) 754 -8300.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS— A shooting that occurred injured one person near Ramona Elementary School on Wednesday, May 3. Canyon News spoke with Los Angeles Police Department Officer Matthew Cruz who confirmed the incident.
At around 10:43 a.m., LAPD officers responded to a call that there was an assault with a deadly weapon and shots were fired at Mariposa Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard. Officers arrived at the scene and requested a rescue ambulance for a male victim in his 30s, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital. No further details about his identity or status of his condition could be disclosed at this time.
The suspect vehicle – described as a white 2005 Honda Accord – was last seen traveling eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard. The suspect is reportedly a Hispanic male, five foot seven inches, 150 pounds and was wearing a white shirt, black shorts. The weapon used was a black handgun, which officers did not recover at the scene.
According to a witness, students at Ramona Elementary School were on recess, playing in the school yard, at the time of the shooting. Witnesses heard about six consecutive gunshots and children reportedly screamed and ran into the school. The school proceeded to go into a lockdown.
If anyone knows any more information regarding this incident, please contact LAPD Rampart Division at (213) 484-3400.
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