Street vendor Pedro Reyes was hospitalized with serious injuries after being robbed and beaten by a group of men in South Los Angeles. Photo from GoFundMe.com
Street vendor Pedro Reyes was hospitalized with serious injuries after being robbed and beaten by a group of men in South Los Angeles. Photo from GoFundMe.com

Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price plans to introduce a motion Wednesday seeking a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people who robbed and beat a street vendor in South Los Angles, seriously injuring him.

Pedro Reyes, a 54-year-old peanuts and coconut street vendor, was beaten and robbed Sunday morning near the corner of 31st and San Pedro streets, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The suspects drove up in two vehicles, got out and demanded money from Reyes and some other nearby vendors, the LAPD said. When Reyes fled he was chased down and beaten.

Reyes’ beating was captured on video by a nearby business, and the LAPD described the suspects as four black males, 25 to 40 years old, and one black female of about 25. Reyes suffered a broken jaw and facial fractures, the LAPD said.

Price plans to announce the reward at a news conference at Victory Outreach Church at 3100 S. San Pedro Street at 9 a.m. along with members of the LAPD and Reyes’ family. The reward is being offered for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of the persons responsible for the attack.

—City News Service

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