Police Monday sought the public’s help to identify one of two armed suspects who allegedly crashed into a vehicle after attempting to rob its occupants in Hollywood.
The victims were inside a white Audi that was stopped in traffic on North Highland Avenue near Melrose Avenue, not far from the Wilshire Country Club, about 3:45 p.m. on April 16 when a black Alfa Romeo SUV pulled alongside them, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The driver of the Alfa Romeo — later identified as Cyree Jamal Carter, 23, of Inglewood — allegedly pointed a gun at the victims, demanded they pull over and give him their property.
“The victim tried to flee by driving away but got stuck in traffic,” according to the LAPD. “The suspect followed and collided with the rear of the victim’s vehicle causing a four-vehicle collision.”
Carter and a woman who was in the car with him — who remains at-large — allegedly gathered their belongings from the Alfa Romeo and fled the scene on foot, leaving the SUV at the scene.
It was not known if anyone was injured in the collision.
Police located Carter in Long Beach about 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, and he allegedly led officers on a short pursuit in a vehicle before crashing, fleeing on foot and dropping a gun. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Carter was booked into jail for attempted robbery and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and his bail was set at $230,000. He later posted bond and was released from jail.
The woman who was allegedly in the SUV with Carter remains outstanding. She was described as a Black woman in her early 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds.
Anyone with information on the crime was asked to contact LAPD Detective Moreno and Detective Vargas at 213-486-6840. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted at lacrimestoppers.org.