LAPD officials said the two robberies occurred about a mile from one another and within the same hour.
One of the robberies occurred at the intersection of 92nd Street and Central Avenue in South LA’s Green Meadows neighborhood around 1 a.m. Friday.
The taco stand workers said the suspects walked up and one of them pulled out a handgun and demanded cash. They said the suspect proceeded to point the gun at customers before they took off with an estimated $1,000 in cash.
Employees at another taco stand at 103rd Street and Compton Avenue in Watts reported a robbery and the suspects matched a similar description. They were also held up at gunpoint and the suspects got away with a cash box with about $700 in it.
The suspects were last seen running westbound on 103rd Street.
Earlier this week, a third taco stand about five minutes from the Watts location was robbed. However, the suspect in that case had a different description.
Authorities said no injuries were reported and no shots were fired in the incidents. Still, customers are still alarmed by the recent crime trend.
"It's obviously scary," said Michael, a customer at one of the South LA taco stands. "If you know anything, please report. [The suspect] is keeping everybody in the house."