Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects who are responsible for several “snatch-and-grab” thefts at the 7-Eleven store at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue in Echo Park. During a week-long period in July, the store reported five thefts, according to Edmond Yagubyan, a detective with the Rampart Division. “They got hit almost every night,” he said.
Employees were never threatened or weapons displayed during the early morning thefts involving beer and other merchandise. In some cases, the employees were stocking shelves or distracted while the thieves helped themselves to boxes of Pacifico and other items. “They were beer runs,” Yagubyan said.
The suspects, whose images were captured on the store surveillance camera, are believed to live nearby, he said. Anyone with information about the suspects are asked to call the Rampart Detective Division, Burglary Unit at (213) 484-3490 or (213) 484-3487 during business hours on Monday through Friday. After hours you can contact the Rampart Watch Commander (213) 484-3400.