24-hour Subway held up in South LA
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Two men held up a 24-hour Subway restaurant in South Los Angeles today and briefly took a woman customer hostage as they used her car to get to their getaway vehicle, police said.
The two robbers held up the Subway on Central Avenue south of Manchester Avenue around 1:30 a.m., said Sgt. James Winter of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Station. They used an assault rifle, possibly an AK-47, in the heist, he said.
The pair forced a woman customer into her car, Winter said.
“Initially, she drove, then they switched places and they drove,” Winter said.
The robbers left the woman and her car “a few miles away” from the Subway restaurant, he said, adding she was physically unharmed but shaken.
Police believe they know the identities of the two robbers, who remained at large this morning, Winter said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A violent serial robber who for more than a year has terrorized victims along a stretch of Western Avenue from Hollywood to South Los Angeles was suspected today in two more crimes.
Detectives believe the “Western Bandit” was responsible for a Jan. 8 armed robbery in which a witness was shot and wounded, and for an attempted robbery on the same day, according to the Los Angeles Times.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Los Angeles County probation officers asked for help today in finding a parolee who threatened to kill school children.
Frank Edward Edmonds, 40, who authorities consider “extremely violent and an imminent public threat,” may be in Compton, South Los Angeles or Inglewood, his last known address.
The Crenshaw Subway Coalition is gearing up for a possible showdown over additional funding for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line, including a Leimert Park Village Station, but may have to await a May 23 decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board on just how bruising—or necessary—a showdown will be.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Jurors deadlocked today in the trial of a reputed gang member charged in the 2010 Halloween killing of a 5-year-old South Los Angeles boy who was shot while showing off his Spider-man costume in his backyard.
Superior Court Judge Bob S. Bowers declared a mistrial after the jury’s foreman said the panel was not able to reach a unanimous verdict in Leonard Hall Jr.’s trial.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—An 82-year-old Los Angeles woman who disappeared more than a week ago turned up unharmed in Maywood, police said today.
Fannie Luesendy Brown had been reported missing by her brother, who had last seen her March 9 at her home in the 1000 block of East 33rd Street, near Central Avenue.
Family members and police had been concerned because Brown had medical issues that required treatment, police said.