LAPD needs help in identifying suspects of multiple street robberies

Police sought the public's help today in identifying two suspects responsible for a pair of armed robberies in Atwater Village.

The first happened about 5:30 a.m. Sept. 1 when two suspects drove alongside a victim who was walking in the 2800 block of Fletcher Drive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

One suspect asked the victim for directions while the second got out of the vehicle, pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded property, police said.

About 15 minutes later, the same duo approached another victim, this one walking near the intersection of Atwater Avenue and Tyburn Street, according to the LAPD.

In that case, the driver asked for directions while the passenger got out and demanded the victim's property before, as in the first robbery, both suspects drove from the area.

The driver is described as a male who is 5 feet 8 inches tall with blond hair and a mustache. The passenger is described as a male who is 5 feet 10 inches tall with black hair, a mustache and a possible earring in his left ear.

The suspects' vehicle is described as a white late-model Kia Optima.

Anyone with information about the robberies was urged to call the Northeast Station detective handling the case at (323) 344-5751. After-hours and weekend calls can be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 and anonymous tips can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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