Los Angeles police said Friday they have arrested one adult and four juveniles in connection with a series of eight street violent robberies in Chinatown since November.
The robberies began Nov. 12 and victims were Asian men in their mid-to-late 20s and Asian women between the ages of 51 and 75, said LAPD Officer Jenny Houser.
They were robbed of purses, cell phones and jewelry.
“Most of the robberies involved physical assault,” Houser said. “One involved a handgun and one involved a sharp object.”
Some of the victims suffered minor injuries, Houser said.
On Dec. 23, a vehicle with possible suspects inside was pursued from Chinatown to Avenue 22 and Broadway, where the five suspects were arrested.
Police refused to identify the adult suspect.
There have been no new street robberies since the suspects were arrested, Houser said.
The case was presented to the District Attorney and so far one male juvenile has been charged with multiple robbery counts, she said.
— City News Service
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