2 Tourists Robbed at Gunpoint in Beverly Grove

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
January 14, 2022 Updated: January 14, 2022

LOS ANGELES—Authorities were seeking two suspects in an armed robbery on Jan. 14 that targeted a pair of British tourists in the Beverly Grove area.

The crime occurred about 2:40 a.m. Friday at La Cienega Boulevard and Romaine Street, and was being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Robbery-Homicide Division, according to the LAPD.

No descriptions were released of the suspects, who the victims say wore hoodies and dark clothing.

The victims said they were leaving a nightclub when the suspects approached them and stole a bag and their high-end watches, worth tens of thousands of dollars, before fleeing, ABC7 reported.

“Personally, I would not come back here again after that,” William Saunders said, recounting the crime.  “I’ve never even seen a gun before—let alone have one at my head.”

A witness recorded part of the chaotic encounter on cellphone video, which transpired in the middle of a street.

“I honestly thought I was going to lose my life at one point, because he said: ‘Give me your stuff, otherwise I’ll shoot you,'” Saunders said. “I’ve never experienced anything like that in my life.”