Police Tuesday released images of five suspects who robbed a restaurant patron at gunpoint in Sherman Oaks.
The robbery occurred about 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 21 at a restaurant in the area of Ventura and Van Nuys boulevards, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The five suspects had been at the restaurant, then left, passing the victim as they exited, police said.
Three of them, all with hoodies covering their heads, returned to the eatery and one of them pointed a handgun at the victim as the other two robbed him, according to the LAPD.
“After taking the victim’s property, the three suspects entered a 2012-2014 white four-door Mercedes-Benz C-class, driven by a fourth suspect, and fled the scene,” according to a police statement.
The fifth suspect, police said, was in a second car described as a 2013-17 white Infiniti QX70 SUV, which was parked across the street from the Mercedes-Benz as the robbery occurred. Both vehicles, which had tinted windows, fled the scene together, police said.
Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about the robbery was urged to call police at (818) 374-0081 to speak with Van Nuys Area Detective Cheun.
After hours and on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.
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