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Probe South LA taco stand robberies


Four locations held up at gunpoint

Authorities this week were seeking three suspects who robbed four taco stands at gunpoint in the South Los Angeles area on the evening of July 9.

The first crime occurred about 9:45 p.m. Sunday near 51st Street and Avalon Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A few minutes later, a robbery occurred near Vernon and McKinley avenues, and shortly afterward, another happened near 51st Street and Ascot Avenue. About 10:40 p.m., a fourth robbery took place near 43rd Street and Central Avenue, police said.

The suspects were described as young men about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, who wore blue hooded sweatshirts or jackets. One of them was armed with a handgun, police said. The suspects may have fled in a gray Honda.

No injuries were reported.

It was unknown if the crimes were related to other recent taco stand robberies. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call (877) LAPD-247.