Authorities are searching for two masked and armed men suspected in a pair of Westside liquor store robberies early Friday.
The first robbery occurred about 12:30 a.m. at 12525 Venice Blvd. in Mar Vista; the second happened about 15 minutes later at Lucky 7 Liquors in the 12400 block of Washington Boulevard in Culver City, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The LAPD believes the suspects are tied to a string of area liquor store robberies in recent weeks.
Video surveillance show the men walk into the stores, brandish guns and demand money from an employee. Video from one of the robberies shows a suspect grabbing cash out of a register as the employee stands aside.
In the Lucky 7 Liquors robbery, Culver City police say the two men stole $350.
The suspects are described as black men, one armed with a handgun, the other wit a club — ABC7 reported that one carried a cattle prod.
They were last seen southbound on Kenyon Avenue on foot, according to Culver City police.
Anyone with information about the case was urged to contact the Investigations Bureau at 310-253-6300 or the Culver City’s watch commander’s office at 310-253-6202.
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