Arrests Made in WeHo Gunpoint Robbery: 4 in Custody, including 2 Teenagers
Four people, including two minors, have been arrested in connection to a gunpoint robbery in West Hollywood, according to authorities. The suspects were identified by detectives as Keymaurie Clark, 26, Briana Threets, 18, and two 15-year-olds. All four are originally from Oakland and were arrested by Beverly Hills Police for an armed robbery and later connected to the West Hollywood incident that occurred in an alley on April 26.
During the West Hollywood incident, a male armed with what appeared to be an assault rifle, accompanied by two females carrying a handgun, robbed three people of a small amount of cash and hit one of them with a gun. The fourth suspect was waiting nearby in a getaway car. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department believes that there may be more victims and urges anyone with information to contact them immediately.
West Hollywood City Manager, David Wilson, expressed his concerns at a recent city council meeting, “I understand that this incident may have shaken our sense of security and made us feel vulnerable, but I want to assure the community and city council that we are taking every possible step to prevent similar incidents from happening.” Although The NBC 4 I-Team obtained data displaying a decrease in crime in West Hollywood year over year, the residents remain apprehensive, according to Theresa Dent.
The city is working diligently with its safety partners, including the security ambassadors, adding more bike and foot patrols and extra patrols throughout the day by sheriff’s deputies to address the situation. “It’s certainly a concern in our community, but our wonderful deputies here at West Hollywood sheriff’s station are very active and proactive out in the community,” said LASD Capt. Bill Moulder.
The authorities are also urging the public to come forward with any helpful tips or information that could be used to aid the investigation. With the maximum penalty for an armed robbery conviction set at life imprisonment, they warn that the perpetrators must be brought to justice, and the public must assist the authorities in any way possible in securing a conviction.