A man and a woman from Northern California were among five people arrested in connection with two unrelated armed robberies in Beverly Hills, police announced Wednesday.
The Beverly Hills Police Department received two reports about 10:50 p.m. Monday that Chynelle Tyla-Lee Rhyne, 22, and Justice Rasheedmalike Gill, 25, both of Los Angeles, allegedly approached two victims in the area of South Elm Drive and Charleville Boulevard, one block south of Wilshire Boulevard, and robbed them at gunpoint before fleeing the area in a black SUV, according to Lt. Giovanni Trejo, the department’s public information officer.
The two victims were not injured in the robberies.
BHPD officers responded to the area and obtained a license plate number for the vehicle and descriptions of the suspects, Trejo said. Officers later found and stopped the vehicle near 54th Street and Figueroa Street in South Los Angeles about 1:35 a.m. Tuesday.
Rhyne and Gill were taken into custody and booked at the Beverly Hills Police Department jail, according to Trejo. Police also recovered a replica firearm at the time of the arrest.
BHPD officers again responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred about 4:20 p.m. Monday on Beverly Boulevard, west of Doheny Drive. Arriving units learned that three suspects approached the victims on foot and robbed them at gunpoint before fleeing the scene.
The victims were not injured in the robbery.
Police set up a containment in the area, eventually located Lakeylia Lambert, 37, Isaiah Hudson, 19, and a 16-year-old boy and took them into custody on suspicion of committing the robbery. Two loaded handguns were also retrieved during the arrest.
Lambert is a resident of Seaside and Hudson lives in Marina, both in Monterey County.
The Monday and Tuesday robberies were not believed to be related to one another or any other crime in the city, Trejo said.
The investigation into the robberies is ongoing. Anyone with information on the robberies was asked to call the BHPD at 310-285-2125.