These robbers chose the RIGHT ONE today! We all know robberies are at an all time high now. Yet, these robbers were met with bullets after pulling up on a man and women on Melrose in Los Angeles. LAPD released surveillance footage of the shooting requesting the public help locate witnesses and the victims in this attempted robbery. In a series of tweets on Twitter, LAPD wrote:
On Monday, July 19, 2021, around 7:10 p.m., two suspects exited from an idling Dodge Avenger near Melrose Avenue and Vista Street and confronted the victim with handgun in hand.
Words were apparently exchanged, and the victim ultimately produces a handgun, apparently to defend himself and others in his group from the would-be robbery suspects. The victim fired his weapon towards the suspects and then all parties immediately fled the location.
The suspects who attempted the robbery were apprehended by officers a short time later and found to have suffered non-life-threatening gun shots wounds.
Suspect -1 - Nicholas Brown 22-years-old from Los Angeles. Brown was booked for Attempt Robbery, and currently on Parole. Injury sustained gun shot wound to upper left thigh.
Suspect-2 - Markeil Hayes 28-year-old from Los Angeles. Hayes was booked for Attempt Robbery, and currently on Parole. Injury sustained a gun shot wound to the right calf.
The LAPD is aggressively addressing a rise in violent crime in the Melrose area over the past year and is pursuing all leads involved in this and other crimes.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Wilshire Robbery Detective J. Maloney at (213) 922-8216.
Im betting these robbers wish they stayed home Monday! Be safe in these streets!