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Highland Park robbers hold up Figueroa Street 7-Eleven [updated]

Highland Park 7-11 robbed

Highland Park  —  Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a Figueroa Street 7-11 early this morning.

The suspect, described only as a white man, walked into the empty store at the corner of Figueroa and Avenue 52 at about 5:15 am with a gun. He demanded that the cashier turn over his money before he fled, said Sgt. Jose Gomez.

Nobody was hurt and there were no further details immediately available.

The same store was the scene of a 2013 attempted robbery during which a clerk was killed.

Update:  7-Eleven  has provided an updated figure on the amount that was stolen that is significantly smaller than what LAPD reported on the day of the robbery. A company spokeswoman said that $370 was reported stolen, according to the chain’s asset protection department.

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19 comments

  1. Printing the amount is so irresponsible.

    Just encourages more robbers. Granted, would-be robbers probably aren’t reading this page, but a reader in the neighborhood could easily discuss it with said would-be robber.

    But by stating that they got $60k it just encourages others to take the risk.

  2. Meh… disagree. 7 11s don’t keep 60k in the register and clerks aren’t supposed to have access to the cash vault. Unless this is a really sloppy business more is going on here. Insurance fraud, bad drug deal, money laundering, any guess as good as mine…

  3. 60k?! That’s an outrageous amount of money to have on site at a convenience store. Sounds more sketchy than just a simple robbery.

  4. Bob has a point

  5. sounds like a lot to have on hand but what if somebody needs change for a 70,000 dollar bill?

  6. It was $60. I know that for sure

  7. Maybe 6k not 60k,and there is always like 4 or 5 employees every time I go in there, something ain’t right here I think one of the employees told someone and wanted a cut of the $$$, but people always talk, and the streets will find out by tomorrow .

  8. Sounds like INSURANCE FRAUD and INSIDE JOB.

  9. I’m pretty sure you could buy the entire 7-11 franchise for $60,000

  10. All of you need to get a life

  11. Highly doubt it….its highland park…just because hipsters moved in doesn’t mean they keep that amount on hand…someone from the inside did this or typo. Also…plenty of cameras have been installed because of beer runs and esp after my bros friend was killed…unless owner has changed since. 🤷‍♀️

  12. I read about this story a few weeks ago. What it was, was a Highland Park, Florida man, who went on a robbing spree over a 20 year period and robbed a total of $60k over that time frame.

  13. Just loving all the sleuthing going on here. Bunch of top shelf gumshoes here in the Eastsider comment section. With theories like “insurance fraud” and “inside job”… LAPD should be paying *you*!

  14. Sounds like the plot of Good Girls.

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