One of the sons of First District Councilman Ed Reyes was in Highland Park last week when his friends were robbed as they rode their bikes on Monte Vista Street and Avenue 56. Capt. William Murphy of the LAPD Northeast Division provided details of the crime in his most recent Northeast Newsletter:
“You may have heard that Councilmember Ed Reyes son was a witness to a robbery (his two friends were robbed as they rode their bicycles on Monte Vista at Ave 56). Our Gang Unit jumped on this quickly and within two days arrested 2 of the three suspects involved (still working on the other). We received DA filings for robbery on the suspects.”
The suspects, who pretended to have a gun, made off with bikes, cell phones and other property. Councilman Reyes, who lives in Cypress Park, has four children. Police did not identify which of Reyes’ sons witnessed the crime.
Photo from Council District 1