LONG BEACH (CBSA) – Authorities are investigating a series of armed robberies at convenience stores that took place in southern Los Angeles County on Monday night.
At least five robberies took place at Bellflower, Long Beach and Paramount between 8 p.m. and midnight.
According to Long Beach Police and the LA County Sheriff’s Department, a Circle K was hit in Bellflower, along with a 7-Eleven store in Long Beach, a Ruby’s Liquor store in Long Beach and two other 7- Eleven at Paramount.
According to the sheriff’s department, the Bellflower robbery took place at 11:58 p.m. in a Circle K in the 17200 block of Downey Avenue. Three black suspects, possibly in their 30s, armed with a gun and wearing ski masks, entered the store and demanded money at the checkout.
The suspects fled in an old white four-door Mercedes.
The suspects in one of the 7-Eleven store robberies at Paramount – which took place at a store in the 8500 block of Alondra Boulevard – had a similar description.
Meanwhile, Long Beach police tell CBSLA money was stolen in the two robberies that occurred in their city, from a 7-Eleven store on Cherry and Artesia Avenues at 8:05 p.m., and from Ruby’s. Liquor, located at 5442 Del Amo Blvd. ., around 11 p.m.
There were no injuries in either flight, police said.
Police would not speculate whether the same suspects were responsible for all five robberies.
The Sheriff’s Department and the Long Beach Police are investigating. No arrests have yet been made.
Two of the suspects were described only as men between the ages of 20 and 25. No description of the third suspect was available.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact the LASD Major Crimes Bureau at 562-946-7150. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online.