Police worked Saturday morning to try to determine if the robberies of four 7-Eleven stores within about 90 minutes in the San Fernando Valley were connected and the work of a robbery crew.
In each of the robberies, two suspects, at least one of whom was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, entered the store and demanded money. In three of the robberies, the suspects were described as men in their late teens or early 20s and in one of the robberies, two women were suspected of holding up the store, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The first robbery was about 12:45 a.m. in the 17200 block of Van Owen Street in Lake Balboa, followed about 30 minutes later by a robbery in the 8700 block of Corbin Avenue in Northridge. A third robbery was reported about 1:30 in the 20800 block of Lassen Street in Chatsworth and the fourth robbery was reported about 2 a.m. in the 16100 block of Devonshire Street in Granada Hills, police said.
Security footage showed the robbers wearing hoods and masks ordering an employee at gunpoint to open a register, then reaching across the counter to grab money.
It was unclear if the robberies were connected or how much money was taken in each incident, police said.
No one was injured in any of the robberies and a detailed description of the suspects was not immediately available.