LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. - Three suspects were sought following a series of armed robberies that occurred at convenience stores in Los Angeles County on Monday night, officials said. One of the robberies was caught on video and all the robberies occurred at 7-Eleven stores.
The first robbery was reported just after 9:10 p.m. at a 7-Eleven in the 5800 block of Bellflower Boulevard in Lakewood. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies received a call regarding a silent alarm. Deputies were told three masked suspects wearing black clothing entered the business and demanded cash.
At 11:40 p.m., deputies received another call about a robbery that occurred at a 7-Eleven on the 8500 block of Alondra Blvd. in Paramount. The convenience store clerk reported three men wearing masks and all-black clothing entered the store with guns and demanded money. The suspects were last seen running eastbound on Alondra Blvd.
Just 15 minutes later, deputies received a third robbery call at another 7-Eleven on the 17200 block of Downey Blvd. in Bellflower. Three suspects in all-black clothing wearing black ski masks took money from the cash register, officials said. The suspects were last seen driving northbound on Downey Blvd. in an older white four-door Mercedes.
Investigators believe the three robberies are connected due to the fact that suspects matched the same description at each scene.
After the third robbery, the LASD was contacted by the Long Beach Police Department with regard to additional robberies that occurred in the area. The suspects in those robberies also matched the descriptions of the suspects. However, authorities have yet to confirm if they are the same three individuals.
Tune in to FOX 11 Los Angeles for the latest Southern California news.