Robbers target shoppers wearing Rolex watches in Fairfax District

The Los Angeles Police Department was investigating a series of robberies that have targeted shoppers wearing Rolex watches and expensive jewelry in the Fairfax District.

On Monday, the department released a shocking video that showed two suspects attacking and robbing a victim near Melrose Avenue in broad daylight on Jan. 30. 

According to the LAPD, the two suspects approached a victim in the 700 block of North Vista Street. The suspects ran from the scene with the victim's Rolex watch.

LAPD is warning the public that officers are seeing an increase in armed robberies along the Melrose corridor and many of the cases happening in daytime hours. Since Jan. 30, the Wilshire area of LA has seen seven robberies involving Rolex watches, which the victim was seen in the video wearing.

Anyone with information on the recent string of robberies is asked to call 213-922-8217.

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